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The virtual trade show for metrology and quality assurance from HEIDENHAIN: High-end encoder accuracy that reaches the application

In May, HEIDENHAIN and its brands AMO, ETEL, NUMERIK JENA, and RSF will be hosting their virtual trade show for metrology and quality assurance.

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The 2020 HEIDENHAIN Virtual Trade Show for machine tools: Digitalize processes. Manufacture reliably and efficiently.

The HEIDENHAIN virtual trade show offers machine tool manufacturers innovative solutions for increasing the accuracy, process reliability, and productivity of their machines. This includes new generations of encoders with added value and intelligent drive system designs. Among the highlights for users are Digital Shop Floor software solutions and new control functions.

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The new TS 750 touch probe and new grinding functions for the TNC 640

Grinding provides a path to perfect finishes. But this requires secure mastery of grinding processes and in-process monitoring of machining progress. This year, HEIDENHAIN will be a first-time exhibitor at GrindTec, presenting high-accuracy, robust solutions for machine manufacturers and operator-friendly grinding functions for the user on the TNC 640 control.

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HEIDENHAIN at interlift 2019: encoders for elevators of the future

In the near future, cable-based elevator technology will no longer need microswitches for brake release monitoring. That’s because the new HEIDENHAIN KCI 419 Dplus rotary encoder for elevators provides not only position feedback for elevator motor control but also additional data for brake monitoring.

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Scalable encoders for application-specific drive control

A single motor and a host of possibilities: Drives can be simply adapted to a wide variety of applications thanks to encoders from HEIDENHAIN, AMO, and RENCO. 

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Debut of the new OCM and grinding functions for the TNC

HEIDENHAIN introduced two new TNC functions. Thanks to OCM, the user can program innovative milling strategies for any pocket and island directly on the TNC control. Meanwhile, new grinding functions round off the TNC 640’s capabilities for complete machining in a single setup.

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Controls and measuring technology from HEIDENHAIN: Reliable processes for exact, dynamic, and efficient production

Having command of highly complex procedures is a clear competitive advantage when it comes to milling and turning. Machine tools that are equipped with controls, encoders, and drive technology from HEIDENHAIN provide the best technical prerequisites.

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Powerful TNC functions for perfect molds

Deviations of the radius cutter's geometry from the ideal circular shape can negatively influence the surface quality and contour accuracy of a workpiece. With the aid of the powerful and three-dimensional tool-radius compensation option 3D-ToolComp and Cycle 444 PROBING IN 3-D offered by TNC controls, these deviations can be compensated for quickly and easily. 

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HEIDENHAIN Testing and Inspection Equipment – Two devices, many practical possibilities for analysis

With the PWT 100 testing device and the PWM 21 inspection device from HEIDENHAIN, specialists for the repair and maintenance of machines and facilities have many highly practical options for displaying and evaluating this comprehensive information as well as for analyzing the encoders.

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HEIDENHAIN and LEINE & LINDE: new ESR strain sensors bring digitalization to the monitoring of building structures and large equipment

Bridges, wind turbines, cranes, and other similar large structures are subjected to particularly high loads. That’s why safe operation requires extensive monitoring. For this purpose, HEIDENHAIN and LEINE & LINDE will be introducing a new encoder series: the ESR strain sensors provide highly accurate digital measurement signals and are particularly easy to install.

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The ERP 1000 modular angle encoder from HEIDENHAIN

The ERP 1000 family of angle encoders was developed by HEIDENHAIN for applications requiring exceptionally constant speed control or high position stability at standstill. 

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HEIDENHAIN Rotary Encoders with DRIVE-CLiQ Interface: Communicate with Siemens Controls Safely and Directly

HEIDENHAIN offers absolute rotary encoders with DRIVE-CLiQ interface* for position measurement in machines and production facilities with Siemens controls. 

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HEIDENHAIN CNC PILOT 640: High-End Turning at the Push of a Button

The HEIDENHAIN turning control CNC PILOT 640 has been impressing customers for many years with many advantages that facilitate the user's high-end turning operations. This is why it is becoming increasingly popular in applications that need to combine simple operation in the workshop with high production quality.

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The HEIDENHAIN LIP 6000: Accurate, Compact, and Reliable

The LIP 6000 exposed linear encoder from HEIDENHAIN, featuring interferential scanning, enables exceptionally accurate position measurement as well as permanently reliable signals, all within in a compact design.

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Functional safety version of the HEIDENHAIN ECA 4000

When using torque motors in machine tools, it is often necessary to classify the encoders for safety-related applications according to SIL 2 (as per EN 61 508) or performance level "d" (as per EN ISO 13849), because the rotational axes are usually operated with only one encoder. 

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Inductive rotary encoders in plastics processing

Machine designs for the injection molding of plastics increasingly depend on hybrid or even all-electric drive technology. High-efficiency electric drives close the mold, dose, inject and dispense as well as actuate the frequently coupled extraction robot. 

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