New Post Processor Developed for Mastercam Users

Updated May 2020 SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2019) – In a collaborative effort to best enable 5-axis machining for users with HEIDENHAIN TNC controls and Mastercam® CAD/CAM software, a new collaborate post processor is now available. Called the HEIDENHAIN TNC 5X Mill post processor, CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam software, introduced it recently after coordinating […]

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Which touch probe is right for you?

For manufacturers looking to reduce setup times, increase machine usage time and improve the dimensional accuracy of the finished workpieces, touch probes can offer great advantages. In fact, most touch probes on the market today offer easy integration with machine tools and CNC controls—particularly milling machines and other multi-axis machining centers. How touch probes work […]

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New Unique Ring Encoder Resists Contamination

SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 2019) – HEIDENHAIN introduces a new mid-range high accuracy ring encoder that is suitable for position measurement applications that require high tolerance to contamination but do not demand the accuracy level of an optical encoder. This unique HEIDENHAIN ERM 2203 is optimized to meet those needs and is a welcome alternative to […]

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Absolute vs. incremental encoders: What’s the difference?

  When it comes to choosing linear or rotary encoders, there are a lot of factors to consider. Chief among them are how to achieve the repeatability, accuracy and resolution needed for the particular motion-control application. The very first decision required to dial these factors in is often between incremental and absolute encoders. Both types […]

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ETEL Expands Popular CHARON2 Motion Platform

SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 2020) – ETEL of the HEIDENHAIN Group has extended its motion systems product offering with the expansion to nine standard versions of CHARON2, its popular motion platform. The CHARON2 was originally designed in 2017 as an entry level platform to be flexible, scalable, modular and upgradable for semiconductor manufacturing applications. With these […]

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Encoders with Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 2020) – In order to meet the needs of manufacturers of small servo motors and actuators, HEIDENHAIN introduces an expansion of its small-diameter 1000 and 1100 series rotary encoders with added versions now available with Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ. HEIDENHAIN’s models ECN/EQN 1000S, ROC/ROQ 1000S and ECN/EQN 1100S rotary encoders with integrated DRIVE-CLiQ interface […]

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New ETEL Motion Platform Wins LEAP Award

SCHAUMBURG, IL (December 2019) – The ground-breaking new ETEL TELICA motion platform designed for semiconductor manufacturing was the recipient of the LEAP award at a ceremony in Santa Clara, CA, on December 9. Presented with the Silver LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) in the category of Motion Control, representatives of ETEL of the HEIDENHAIN […]

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Klartext Portal: TNC online user support

The Internet is an endless source of knowledge. Knowing where to look for the information you need can seem like a daunting task. For TNC control users, the Klartext Portal is the place to go. The Klartext Portal is the go-to site for user support related to HEIDENHAIN controls. To keep you from getting lost […]

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2020 Training Calendar Released

Click image to open interactive PDF Technical qualification and continuing training are indispensable for achieving technological improvement and securing the future of a company and its employees. HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in Schaumburg, IL, provides technical training covering installation, programming and PLC programming as well as general training for distributors and end-users. Classes include engaging presentations and […]

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