When to retrofit a machine and how to choose the right control

With just about any CNC control, you can be certain you’ll be able to take code from a CAD CAM system and start machining with the push of just a few buttons. But what makes one control better than another? Needless to say, controls are not consumables. They’re not “one size fits all.” Retrofitting a […]

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Upgrades to ERA 4000 Modular Angle Encoders

SCHAUMBURG, IL (November 2020) – HEIDENHAIN announces several significant technical upgrades to the already successful ERA 4000 angle encoder series, thereby adding increased reliability and functionality upon a strong foundation. These bearingless encoders are used heavily in machines in the metrology, machine tool, semiconductor and robotic industries and have been for decades. With these upgrades, […]

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New EnDat 3 Next Gen Encoder Interface

SCHAUMBURG, IL (October 2020) – HEIDENHAIN is meeting the needs of the future of digital manufacturing with the debut of its new EnDat 3 encoder interface protocol. Now first available in HEIDENHAIN’s ExI 1100 series of inductive rotary encoders, this next generation interface offers users faster and more efficient operation in their machine motion control. […]

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The Encoder Selector Tool: Find the right encoder fast

We understand it can be tricky to navigate all the different kinds of encoders out there. So, we’ve built a tool that will help you identify encoder options for your specific requirements from across the HEIDENHAIN Family of Brands. In building the tool, we took a particularly deep dive into one of the more delicate […]

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Jaw-Dropping Facts in Motion Control #3

In the second installment of this new column, HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION presents motion control technologies as jaw-dropping facts in order to highlight how incredibly far we have come in the world of precision measurement. Advances in motion control technology continue to boggle the mind. We are incredibly lucky to have a front row seat at the […]

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New EnDat 3: Future of Digital Manufacturing

Globally-recognized encoder interface to serve as a universal industrial solution   With the introduction of the new EnDat 3 interface, HEIDENHAIN has built upon its proven EnDat platform with a new protocol that is ideal to meet the feedback needs of the future in industrial manufacturing. This includes serving the needs of the newest innovations […]

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StateMonitor: Machine Control Connectivity

SCHAUMBURG, IL (September 2020) – With its new 1.3.0 software upgrade, HEIDENHAIN’s StateMonitor system offers today’s manufacturers a modernized and most effective way to connect their control and PC systems. Including newly added StateMonitor options, users involved in this Industry 4.0 connected machining initiative can now more simply view data and evaluate control processes remotely […]

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Microfluidics Paper for Life Sciences

SAN JOSE, CA (August 2020) – A new technical paper detailing the results of a unique bonding process in microfluidic devices is now available from HEIDENHAIN and IMT of the HEIDENHAIN Life Sciences brand partnership. This important connection technology plays a critical role in the production of flow cells for life science applications, and shows […]

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New ACU-RITE TURNPWR Control Debuts

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2020) — Offering lathe machinists a new easy-to-use turning control with state-of-the-art features as standard, HEIDENHAIN presents the highly anticipated ACU-RITE brand TURNPWR control. The new TURNPWR control is a workshop-oriented turning control that enables the user to program conventional machining operations right at the machine in an easy-to-use conversational programming language. […]

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