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Communication Systems & Equipment

Ultra-Precise Positioning of the Largest Telescope in the Northern Hemisphere by HEIDENHAIN

SCHAUMBURG, IL - (September 2008) - After seven years of construction, the largest optical telescope in the northern hemisphere, the Gran Telescopio Canarias (Grantecan) on La Palma, Spain has begun trial operation. HEIDENHAIN model ERA 780C angle encoders are being used to position the telescope-a solution that has already proven itself in numerous telescope projects. The telescope is rotated...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

HEIDENHAIN's Revolutionary Encoder Interface is Faster Than Ever

SCHAUMBURG, IL - (September 2008) - Although it no longer needs to prove itself, the EnDat 2.2 encoder interface from HEIDENHAIN sets the standard once again. This bidirectional EnDat 2.2 interface is now available with a clock frequency of 16 MHz for high-response applications with direct drives, especially those found in the electronics industry. The increase from 8 MHz to 16 MHz significantly...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Encoder measures linear guiding and thermal drift errors.

Frictionless, 1Dplus encoder allows processing and immediate compensation of guiding and thermal drift errors of stages or machines. Encoders have gratings in two dimensions, with models featuring 2 or 3 scanning units for simultaneous measurement of X and Y directions, 3rd scanning unit allows for calculation of angle of rotation of bracket. X-axis measurement has accuracy grade of ±1...

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Electronic Components & Devices

Digital Readouts for Gauging host multiple inputs.

Able to be integrated into machine data transfer network, ND 200 Series single-axis position displays host multiple inputs, offer flexible configuration, and are suitable for future absolute length gauges. Model ND 280 has monochrome flat screen and standard functions to fulfill measuring tasks, while modular ND 287 has color flat screen and allows up to 4 inputs. Statistical Process Control is...

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Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Touch Probe is designed for machine tools.

Offering probing accuracy of less than ±1 Â-µm and repeatability factor of 2 s less than 0.25 µm, Model TS 740 infrared 3D touch probe enables machine tool users to perform measuring tasks that require high probing accuracy and repeatability. It features sensor technology that involves use of 3 sensor elements. Charges are detected by electronics and converted into trigger...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Linear Encoder targets machine tools with DROs.

With 1 Vpp interface, Model LS 688C is available in measuring lengths from 170-3,040 mm, with additions of standard scales available at 670, 870, and 970 mm as well. Scanning carriage rides on ball bearings, resulting in rigidity in measuring direction, and backlash and mounting tolerances, which make it suited for manually operated machine tools/DRO applications. Encoder is available with...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

HEIDENHAIN Exhibits Place Machine Tool Accuracy on Center Stage at EMO

SCHAUMBURG, IL - (July 2007) - The HEIDENHAIN show at EMO in September (in Germany) stands under the motto HEIDENHAIN shows the way to precision". And besides offering numerous activities at or near the exhibition ground, visitors to the booth (Hall 25, Booth E18) will gain information on the accuracy of machine tools and its effects on the parts produced. Demo units and presentations will help...

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Inductive Rotary Encoders suit automation applications.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Inductive Rotary Encoders suit automation applications.

Manufactured with bearings, RIx 400 series bridges gap between resolvers and high-end rotary encoders in automated machine applications. Single- and multi-turn versions feature solid shaft and reach vibration load capacity of company's optical encoders with flange socket (150 m/sÂ-²). With this true absolute series, users can attain 16-bit single-turn resolution with measuring step of 20...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Position Encoders suit safety-related applications.

Offered as modular systems, ExN 425/437 and ExN 1325/1337 rotary encoders for electrical drives feature EnDat 2.2 transmission component (digital, bi-directional interface). Products enable safety-related systems to be designed with one encoder per axis, and encoder/interface combination helps machine and plant manufacturers realize benefits of serial data transfer, including online diagnostics,...

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