Jaw-Dropping Facts in Motion Control #1 & #2

This new column will present motion control technologies as jaw-dropping facts in order to highlight how incredibly far we have come in the world of encoders and controls, starting with some truly significant developments in the area of linear kit encoders. By Kevin Kaufenberg, Business Development and Product Manager, Electronics Industry   By now, many […]

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The difference between single-turn and multi-turn encoders

Of the many types of encoders , rotary encoders provide rotary positioning feedback. One of the distinctions between this type of encoder is single-turn and multi-turn. The functional difference is if you need to keep track of total revolutions or the distance traveled beyond 360 degrees. They both have an important place in machine and […]

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Gen 3 TNC 640 & Forward-Looking Technology

SCHAUMBURG, IL (April 2020) – HEIDENHAIN is excited to bring to market its new Gen 3 version of its high-end TNC 640 control for machine manufacturers and end users looking for forward-thinking manufacturing capabilities. This control is useful for machines ranging from 3-axis milling to 5-axis simultaneous machining with milling, turning and grinding operations with […]

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Free Downloadable Upgrade for ACU-RITE DROs

SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 2020) – Further enhancing the already extremely popular digital readouts (DROs) found in machine shops across the world, HEIDENHAIN’s ACU-RITE brand is now making available new free downloadable upgrade software with new features. This free upgrade promises to assist all users of current model ACU-RITE digital readouts to be more productive and […]

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HEIDENHAIN Operations Update

Dear Valued Customers:  We are in a situation that none of us has ever experienced before and the news over the last several days has been very fluid and developing rapidly. We want to let you know that HEIDENHAIN is taking the necessary steps as outlined by the CDC, State and Federal Governments in preventing […]

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ETEL’s New Z3TM: Four Degrees of Freedom

SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 2020) – ETEL introduces the new Z3TM, a standalone motion platform that provides a surface with four degrees of freedom into a stacked architecture and is an alternative to piezoelectric solutions. It is designed in response to the needs of advanced wafer positioning in the semiconductor industry while also being useful as […]

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Commitment to our Customers

Dear Colleagues: We are in a situation that none of us has ever experienced before and the news over the last several days has been very fluid and developing rapidly. We want to let you know that HEIDENHAIN is taking the necessary steps as outlined by the CDC, State and Federal Governments in preventing the […]

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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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