LTN Specializes In Custom Designs And Assemblies

As many know, Dr. Johannes HEIDENHAIN GmbH has acquired many companies over the past several years. One of them being LTN Servotechnik located in Otterfing Germany, very close to Munich. The company was founded in 1979 and currently employs 100 people.

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DID YOU KNOW… – HEIDENHAIN MICROLUTION

DID YOU KNOW…that HEIDENHAIN linear scales are an integral part of a unique micro-machine operation borne of two University of Illinois researchers?

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Early Warning System for Production Systems

If small modules in a plant or machinery break down without notice, the costs for the replacement part are usually out of all proportion to the damage caused by the interruption of production. For example, in the paper industry the costs of each hour of interrupted production are on the order of $7000 and more.

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DID YOU KNOW… – HEIDENHAIN INGERSOLL

…that North America’s largest five-axis gantry machine is located in Detroit and uses the world’s longest HEIDENHAIN linear scales? Called the CyberMill® by machine builder Ingersoll Machine Tools (www.ingersoll.com) in Illinois, this massive machine has an X-axis that is three quarters the length of a football field and is in operation at W Industries (www.w-industries.net), a leader of metal products manufacturing.

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New QUADRA-CHEK® Available Through HEIDENHAIN

The new QUADRA-CHEK® ND 1300 digital readout (DRO) – especially designed for convenient 2-D measurement and featuring a cutting-edge video system – is now available exclusively through the global distribution network of HEIDENHAIN Corporation.

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Question: What is a PWM 9?

Answer: The PWM 9 is a complete universal measuring unit for inspecting and adjusting HEIDENHAIN incremental linear and angle encoders.

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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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