Linear Encoders for Production – Integrated Measuring Machines

Up to now, measuring machines have operated in a largely familiar, exactly defined environment, since their performance is significantly determined by the signal quality and accuracy of their linear encoders. Now, with the trend toward production-integrated measuring machines, the measurement device in use should be clearly reviewed.

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Torque in Servo Motors

When specifying servo motors for a new machine or CNC retrofit, there are many specifications regarding servo motor performance. One of the most confusing is the differing torque specifications of the motor. Torque can be specified in Newton meters (Nm) or more commonly foot pounds (lb-ft) or inch pounds (lbf-in).

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Inductive Rotary Encoders for Resolver Systems with a Higher Resolution

The inductive rotary encoders of the HEIDENHAIN ExI 1100 series are now available in versions whose mating dimensions are the same as those of common types of resolvers. Depending on the respective applications and accuracy requirements, inductive or optical absolute encoders are now possible as high resolution alternatives to resolvers.

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HEIDENHAIN Rotary Encoders in Elevator Technology

Every day, millions of people use elevators for transportation. Statistically speaking, every person on the earth rides an elevator once every 72 hours, and everyone considers the availability and reliability of elevators to be a matter of course.

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Unique Gimbal Created for Johns Hopkins

When the needs for an exceptionally high precision positioning system of a compact size is required by a major research university lab, not just any gimbal will do. That is where years of experience by an engineer and custom builder makes way for creativity and new solutions that provide answers from which others can eventually […]

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Free eBook on Solving Today’s Motion Control Challenges

Each engineering project, each application, each system will always have its own set of complex motion control challenges. It’s staggering how many variables can be involved. With decades of related experience, engineers from HEIDENHAIN are now offering practical engineering solutions to some of today’s top motion control challenges in the form of a free downloadable […]

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