The EnDat 3 interface detects its absolute position, rather than just its position relative to a reference. This is a big advantage when a machine starts up, as it does not require any machine movement to establish its position – which can be extremely time-consuming for large machines. EnDat 3, therefore, enables faster startup, which means more…
Two key user advantages of the droPWR app are split-screen functionality and dynamic zoom. The split-screen capability allows users to multitask—having more than one application displayed at a time (the readout application on one side and part print on the other, for example).
The TD 110 tool breakage sensor can be placed in the work envelope so that it is fast and easy to reach during the tool change. The inductive sensor can detect tools as they pass by while they are spinning at their operational speed.  Thanks to its rapid scanning technology, even very small tools made of HSS steel and carbide are detected.
The PCBA was developed to allow ACU-RITE controls users to define and order a TNC 320 for small machine tool applications (i.e., VMC with tool changer) as a simple upgrade. This new system includes the PCBA adapter, a TNC 320 control and a complete AC package (motors, drives and electrical cabinet).
Users of optical comparators and measuring microscopes and more will find this of particular interest as it meets the need for basic 2D metrology functions. The Q functions as an entry-level readout, providing the user with geometric feature construction, basic part view detail and data output via USB-C connection.  This enables users to quickly…
Bluetooth technology along with an IBT interface box in the droPWR system allows connection to multiple machine configurations in one tablet including for milling, turning, and grinding machines with up to six axes.  Designed to be simple and functional, this tablet DRO can be moved and used with various machines, making it perfect for many…
The LC xx6 series offers the same mounting profile as its LC 1x5 / LC 4x5 encoders, though the newest LC 116 and LC 416 offer a different internal optimized scanning system which makes them easier to deploy.  This scanning design utilizes true optimized optics, which ensures clear imaging even with contamination and condensation.
At IMTS 2022, HEIDENHAIN will be entering a new chapter in shop-floor-centered manufacturing by unveiling the new TNC7 in North America (Booth #135716). This standard-setting CNC control supports users from initial design to final machining, from one-off jobs to serial production, and from simple slots to complex contours.
Developed in collaboration with global motor manufacturers, HEIDENHAIN’s new PressFit encoders include a “PressFit” flange that can be secured in a motor housing through a frictional connection, using a specially designed tolerance sleeve.  This innovative system promises to support automation efforts by easing mounting requirements, leading to…
By connecting multiple StateMonitors within the new PlantMonitor software umbrella, a company’s entire production environment will become transparent to users, enabling them to react appropriately to problems and changes.  This also contributes to enabling users to achieve long-term process optimization.
This AMO speed sensor includes a USB interface which allows the operating status of the spindle to output to the machine control.  This enables the user to record rotational speed, operating time, temperature and more. Put these factors together, and overall performance and uptime expectations are optimized.
HEIDENHAIN’s programming stations are based on the same software foundation as its CNC controls, thus making them ideal vocational training tools to give students the confidence they need to program in the manufacturing world.  HESP’s learning materials include practical course supplies for explaining complex topics, as well support posters for…
The TS 760 probe offers extremely high accuracy (±1 µm) and homogeneous switching behavior over 360°. And for 3-D measurement, the feed rate/probing speed of 1 m/min is four times faster than other commercially available products that offer the same impressive repeatability of (2σ ≤ 0.25 µm).
Designed to highlight data usage and encourage time-saving workflow methods using clear-cut charts and graphs, the new StateMonitor V1.4.0 now offers even more benefits. One of the many new features often requested and now available in StateMonitor V1.4.0 is the ability to monitor tools within a connected machine. This now allows users to collect…
The new MRS 2280 and 2281 encoder modules have been specifically designed for use in tilting and rotary axes with high tilting rigidity bearings, making them ideal for measuring arms and measuring robots.  Overall, the MRS 2200 series provides options with an easily mountable ultra-compact design, system accuracy of ±10”, and tilt resistance of up…
Extremely compact, the KCI 120 Dplus encoder consists of one scanning head and two different types of rotor units, all connectable to a controller / drive via a single cable.  Only 20 mm in height, its small footprint and low weight makes it useful in tight installation spaces, rendering it attractive for a variety of high accuracy motion control…
Conventional encoders offer one degree of motion, but these three new encoders do more to serve the demanding requirements of machines in the semiconductor and electronics industry, among others.  They include the new LIP 6031 Dplus, the GAP 1081 and the MKV 1/9x30. Using multiple reader heads allows for the detection of these deflections as in…
The TS 750 operates with high-precision pressure sensors, with force analysis for generating the trigger pulse. The forces that arise during probing are processed electronically. This method delivers extremely homogeneous, 360° probing accuracy.  It offers high probing speed of up to1 m/min and does not require a minimum speed.
Each lightweight KCI 1319 / KBI 1335 encoder includes a 25 mm hollow shaft and inductive scanning technology that makes it insensitive to contamination and magnetic fields. The encoder communicates using the high speed EnDat 2.2 interface which also allows for additional information, such as temperature or diagnostics, to be communicated as well.
The ECM 2400 encoders are available with EnDat 2.2 interface. In conjunction with a safe control, they can be used as single-encoder systems in applications with control category SIL 2 (as per EN 61508) and with Performance Level “d” (as per EN ISO 13849). The fault exclusion that is implemented in its design has been tested and is ensured under…
When paired with an EIB 5211 sensor box, these new RCN encoders will transfer the temperature of the encoder and a direct-drive motor to the control in use.  This gives the user the ability to push the system to its thermal load limits which in turn increases production and cost efficiency.
This new LIC 3100 absolute kit encoder is an additional offering that fits between HEIDENHAIN’s already successful LIC 4100 and 2100 series. It is expected to be of special interest to users since it is also especially tolerant to contamination and has very loose mounting tolerances.
On the new TURNPWR, a 12.1” high-resolution display boasts a screen layout that is clearly arranged and user friendly.  Preview graphics in the editor illustrate the individual machining steps for programming the contour as well as corresponding tool path generated using only dimensions pulled from a production drawing.  It also accepts DXF files.
HEIDENHAIN’s ERA 4000 angle encoders consist of a steel drum at various diameters with the 20-, 40- or 80-micron graduation on the outer diameter, and a scanning unit that reads the graduation. As an incremental system, there are reference marks available as distance-coded or one per revolution.
The EnDat 3 protocol carries forward the features and benefits of the well-established original EnDat. To achieve this, EnDat 3 relies on a new architecture that not only preserves and improves upon proven technology but also maintains the best possible continuity and compatibility with previous versions.
This free upgrade promises to assist all users of current model ACU-RITE digital readouts to be more productive and efficient in their manufacturing, as well as continuing its tradition of ease-of-use. ACU-RITE’s current family of DROs include models 100, 200 and 300. The new software version is titled “v1.4.0.
Heidenhain introduces a new mid-range high accuracy ring encoder that is suitable for position measurement applications that require high tolerance to contamination but do not demand the accuracy level of an optical encoder. This unique ERM 2203 is optimized to meet those needs and is a welcome alternative to the market.
To meet the needs of manufacturers of small servo motors and actuators, Heidenhain introduces an expansion of its small-diameter 1000 and 1100 series rotary encoders with added versions now available with Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ. Models ECN/EQN 1000S, ROC/ROQ 1000S and ECN/EQN 1100S rotary encoders with integrated DRIVE-CLiQ interface feature a…
ETEL, a direct drive motor manufacturer of the Heidenhain Group, now offers updated ironless linear motors optimized for electronics and semiconductor manufacturing. Called the IL+ product lines, these motors are offered in the same profile as ETEL’s previously established ironless linear motors but now specially re-designed to allow for increased…
Heidenhain Corp.'s Acu-Rite brand introduces new software for its versatile 300 series digital readout (DRO) that now allows users to control a sinker EDM. This new development broadens this established DRO’s use to include all of the most common manual shop machines such as milling, turning, grinding and now EDM in a single DRO.
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 after coordinating development efforts between the…
As part of its ongoing “Customer First” initiative, Heidenhain introduces the multiple-level online Encoder Selection Tool for automation. This new Encoder Selection Tool considers various industries and applications, and then suggests the brands with suitable options.
Long thought of by many as today’s easiest-to-operate CNC for vertical knee mills, HEIDENHAIN’s ACU-RITE-brand MILLPWRG2 control is now also available for bed mills with AC motors.
HEIDENHAIN announces the new Positip 8016 digital readout (DRO) with touch screen for manual machine tool applications. With its sturdy machined aluminum housing, this DRO promises to add reliability and ease-of-use to its milling, drilling, boring and turning jobs.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. introduces the new QUADRA-CHEK 2000 evaluation unit for use with everyday measuring and metrology tasks in parts inspection applications. Measuring point acquisition with the QUADRA-CHEK (QC) 2000 is quick, easy and accurate when utilizing crosshairs or when used with optical edge detection on profile projectors, measuring…
To greatly simplify the implementation of liquid cooling with torque motors and ease the mounting into direct-drive machine applications, ETEL announces that its TMB+ torque motor can now be ordered with a closed cooling jacket pre-built around it.
Long machine tool axes are increasingly being equipped with linear drives, and HEIDENHAIN’s new LC 201 absolute linear scale was introduced to specifically meet those drive position feedback needs. This new scale is a single-section METALLUR tape encoder, which is suitable for use in linear motor applications that may be required to reach high…
HEIDENHAIN’s newest digital readout (DRO) is now available to the market and promises to provide machinists with significant advantages and even more reliable tools to better utilize their manually operated machine tools (with up to four axes) than ever before. Called the ND 7013 model, this new DRO replaces the ever-popular ND 780 and offers an…
HEIDENHAIN introduces a new sealed angle encoder that can be used as an alternative to modular angular encoders for use in motion control machining applications that require a larger than usual through-hole. Called the RCN 6000 series, these new absolute sealed angle encoders with integral bearings have an exceptionally large hollow shaft diameter…
HEIDENHAIN’s newest multimedia online CNC learning program called HIT 3.0 is now available. HIT stands for “HEIDENHAIN Interactive Training” and is used for providing advanced and apprentice-level skilled training for NC users utilizing HEIDENHAIN TNC protocols.
HEIDENHAIN announces a new series of angle encoders called the ERP 1000 with the design criteria of exceptionally high resolution, high speed and high contamination resistance. These new unique encoders are particularly useful for highly accurate measurement and positioning applications within semiconductor and metrology equipment.
HEIDENHAIN says its top-of-the-line lathe control, the CNC PILOT 640, has been impressing customers for many years with its numerous advantages and is now available with even newer upgrades. Most notably, a new TURN PLUS feature is now standard on new purchases that allows the creation of a lathe program by the push of a button with up to 90…
The TNC 640, HEIDENHAIN’s high-performance mill-turn control, is popular with users thanks to its workshop-oriented operational design. Now the TNC 640 is, and will only be, available with groundbreaking touch technology that supplements the TNC 640’s field-proven cycles and functions. It allows the user to operate the control screen with gestures…
HEIDENHAIN redesigned its LIF 400 family of encoders with several improvements. The updates to this exposed linear kit style encoder originated from listening to customer requests over the years, and now comes with much improved contamination resistance, among other enhancements. The new LIF 400 series has a position noise value of 0.6 nanometers…
HEIDENHAIN Introduces the new ND 5023 digital readout (DRO) for use with manually operated machine tools. This new DRO replaces HEIDENHAIN’s entry-level ND 522/523 models and consolidates it to one 3-axis product. The new DRO comes equipped with a new TFT color display that significantly improves the readability of the information displayed over…
HEIDENHAIN’s ACU-RITE brand of digital readout (DRO) products for the machine tool marketplace has introduced a line of three innovative DROs with new software features and robust hardware, which is reportedly making a difference for milling, turning, grinding and boring applications.
HEIDENHAIN announces the addition of the AMO LMF 9310 multisection linear encoder to its line of robust linear encoders. This TTL encoder is specifically designed for applications over 10’ on manually operated machines and is compatible with HEIDENHAIN’s ACU-RITE brand of digital readouts.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. announces the availability of the new StateMonitor for CNC manufacturing personnel who are implementing connected systems as part of the Industry 4.0 initiative. This new software is an option with HEIDENHAIN TNC controls and connects with PC systems to allow the user to view data and evaluate control processes remotely and in…
HEIDENHAIN offers the new HEIDENHAIN-SPECTO ST 3087 RC-length gage, optimally designed for measurement applications in harsh environments, e.g., in metalcutting production areas. It has an IP 67 level ingress protection to allow parts to be measured directly at the grinding, cutting or forming location, instead of removing them to quality islands…
HEIDENHAIN’s LIC 4100 V linear encoder for vacuum environments is a new addition to the LIC 4100 linear absolute kit style encoder system. With several technical considerations, these new encoders can operate down to 6*10-7 mbar, survive a 100o C bake out and have low outgassing.
HEIDENHAIN offers its Connected Machining system of production in which all work steps are networked - from the design to the deliverable component – via the company’s TNC control. It can access all order-related information in a company network, enabling efficient exchange of data.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. announced improvements to its ERM 2200 and 2400 series of magnetic modular angle encoders with functional safety in mind. The ERM series has long been used by machine manufacturers around the world with great success and enthusiasm, according to the company.
The new SRP 5000 angular positioning system from HEIDENHAIN incorporates its high accuracy MRP 5000 angle encoder with accomplished bearing technology along with a unique ETEL torque motor with ultralow detent torque. This combination allows for high stiffness with low cost of ownership and can easily replace rotary air bearing systems used for…
TNC contouring controls from HEIDENHAIN are popular with users thanks to their workshop-oriented operational design and conversational programming. And now, HEIDENHAIN’s compact TNC 620 control combines its advantages of HEIDENHAIN contouring controls with the latest in touchscreen technology.
HEIDENHAIN’s new LIP 6000 miniature linear encoder system, consisting of a scanning unit and glass scale, has the unusual capability to measure to 2 nm resolution with high speed of 4m/sec at long lengths of scale. This encoder was developed with large mounting tolerances, small interpolation error and low noise levels, thereby making the encoder…
HEIDENHAIN Corp. has partnered with Applied Motion Products Inc. in the development of their StepSERVO integrated motors for high-performance motion control applications. Utilizing’s HEIDENHAIN’s RENCO-brand RCML 15 rotary encoder inside, StepSERVO reportedly offers the next evolution in step motor technology, combining the high-torque…
HEIDENHAIN’s family of KGM grid encoders have once again been improved to better meet the needs of CNC machine users who require accuracy testing. Now the KGM 281 grid encoder is available with a measuring range of 140 mm in diameter and an increased accuracy of ±1 µm.
Heidenhain offers the PNC 610 control system for auxiliary axes for modular expansion of the TNC hardware. The independently working PNC 610 enables machine tool builders to realize modular and scalable automation solutions for handling workpieces and tools in order to respond to the end users’ respective requirements in an optimal manner.
HEIDENHAIN’s popular control magazine for customers and manufacturers is titled Klartext and is available as an app for mobile devices. This Klartext app was developed to increase worldwide circulation, make it available to a wider group, as well as provide easier and mobile access to a wide variety of industry-leading information about CNCs for…
HEIDENHAIN updates its successful angle kit encoder line again by modifying the ECA 4000 angle ring encoder series for use in safety-related applications. Of notable use in machine tools where dangerous conditions exist, this new ECA 4410 encoder is also useful in many automation applications such as in robotic arms for example.
HEIDENHAIN’s popular TNC 640 mill-turn control is now available with an exciting new option, a 3D Probing cycle, called Cycle 444. Already equipped with both manual and automatic probing cycles for datum setting, workpiece alignment and inspection, the TNC 640 offers this additional 3D probing cycle to meet manufacturers’ increased requirements…
HEIDENHAIN updates its kit angle encoder line by modifying the ECA 4000 ring encoder to be able to survive and provide angular motion feedback within various machine types using a vacuum environment. Now able to handle a vacuum environment down to 10-7 mbar, the ECA 4000V encoder series has had a number of technical updates to accommodate high…
HEIDENHAIN introduces a new series of functionally safe hollow-shaft connection encoders to the manufacturing equipment industry. Called the ECN/EQN/ERN 400 series, these new rotary encoders are especially useful in applications where quick machine shut-off is required in dangerous situations.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. Commercial Services is pleased to announce the new touch probe rapid repair service program. This new program will provide timely and accurate support to the touch probe stocking program launched earlier this year.
A VED (Video Edge Detection) Calibration Slide makes it simple to calibrate pixel size of a camera within a video measuring machine, and is available from HEIDENHAIN Corp. While machines typically are set up at the time of installation, it is good practice to keep tools on-hand in case calibrations are lost or verification of the accuracy of the…
HEIDENHAIN Corp. offers the current version of TNCremo software package for communication between PCs and HEIDENHAIN controls or programming stations via direct online download. Past versions were only available on DVD.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. announces the start of series production of the new generation of LC encoders. The LC xx5 Absolute Sealed Linear Encoders have long been available for use with Siemens, FANUC, Mitsubishi and HEIDENHAIN controls and can now be ordered with Panasonic interface (Pana01).
ETEL introduced the newest advancement of its torque motor family, the TMB+. In order to keep up with the high demands of the machine tool market, ETEL has taken its existing TMB line of torque motors and redefined it to increase its overall torque, size selection, and winding options to expand upon an already extensive and well renowned series of…
HEIDENHAIN is expanding its range of incremental sealed rotary encoders for high loads with the introduction of the new ROD 620 and 630 models of the ROD 600 series. The sturdy design of these encoders’ mechanics opens up broad fields of application in machine tool, plant construction and in-position feedback systems for controlling asynchronous…
HEIDENHAIN offers the new QUADRA-CHEK 3000 evaluation electronics system for high-precision measuring machines. With its sleek industrial design, is right at home on the shop floor or in clean room environments.
HEIDENHAIN announces the introduction of the new and improved +/-1um accurate ACANTO 1217 and 1218 length gages. Paired with the proprietary bi-directional serial interface EnDat 2.2, operators can monitor gages being used in production and detect failures before they occur, allowing mangers to plan and maintain optimal production levels and…
The Leine & Linde 1000 series rotary encoder with speed monitoring capabilities from Heidenhain is used in applications where secure speed feedback is critical to protect motors, machinery or operators from risk of failure. This is especially useful on heavy moving machinery such as hoists, lifts, cranes and mining equipment, to name a few.
Just one wrong swivel and it's done: The touch probe collides badly with the workpiece or the chuck. To ensure that such a collision no longer leads to a prolonged machine standstill, HEIDENHAIN offers the TS 642, a universal replacement for the touch probes of HEIDENHAIN’s TS 6xx series.
HEIDENHAIN launches a new product family that is a merger of HEIDENHAIN bearing and angle encoder technologies. Resulting in the MRP 2000, 5000 and 8000 (as well as customer-specific variants), these unique modules contain bearing sets not conventionally available and are able to be integrated with various encoder types to yield highly stiff…
HEIDENHAIN announced the latest software version of QUADRA-CHEK Wedge, which enables users to quickly and efficiently export data into an Excel format from their HEIDENHAIN QUADRA-CHEK evaluation electronics. QUADRA-CHEK users with video inspection, microscope applications, optical comparator inspection or CMM applications will find this update…
HEIDENHAIN Corp. announces the release of its next generation testing device, the PWT 100. The PWT 100 is a compact standalone device used for checking the function and adjustment of HEIDENHAIN encoders, and is ideal for mobile use.
HEIDENHAIN is meeting the market demand for high-speed, high-resolution modular rotary encoders for motion feedback with the launch of the ERO 2000 series encoder. According to the company, the encoders’ special properties are that they have a compact design, excellent signal quality and, therefore, high interpolation rates, as well as excellent…
The TNC 640, HEIDENHAIN’s mill/turn control, has added powerful new cycles and features. Enhanced graphics, interpolation turning and gear hobbing are some examples that will extend the versatility of the TNC 640 to new applications such as for machining large parts for power plants.
Schaumburg-based Heidenhain recently introduced the VS 101 camera system as a new feature of its flagship TNC 640 mill-turn machine in order to automatically monitor the setup situation and machining result, according to a a company news release.
New design features of the ECA 4000 absolute ring encoder make it suitable for use in angular motion feedback, according to a Feb. 16 announcement released by Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill. The next generation encoder builds on the success of its predecessor, the ERA 4000 incremental ring encoder that has been used for more than a decade in…
HEIDENHAIN's RENCO brand of encoders are well suited and available for use within a variety of mobile robot applications.
The ACU-RITE MILLPWRG2 control is an easy-to-operate CNC for vertical knee and bed mills, and is available with an optional AMIG2 console offering users the ability to use common interfaces as well as control its host machine tool's spindle.
The HEIDENHAIN 4x12 Inspection Master is now available for use in calibrating optical comparator system axes.
HEIDENHAIN is expanding its range of absolute rotary encoders by introducing new devices with the SSI interface into its current 1000 series.
ETEL presents the IMTHP, a thermal module that serves as an accessory to ETEL's torque motors, and is designed to provide absolute motor protection from overheating.
Available in North America through HEIDENHAIN Corp., the Magnification Checker is a tool to reliably assist machine vision users in qualifying the pixel size of any camera type.
HEIDENHAIN announces the addition of its new slim-design ECI 1118 rotary encoder to its expansive product line.
Expanding its offerings of synchronous motors, HEIDENHAIN Corp. introduces the new QSY 260B and QSY 260C EcoDyn series of servomotors with stall torque of 85.0 Nm and 120.0 Nm, respectively.
Already reportedly well respected for accuracy, HEIDENHAIN adds versatility to its gaging line by expanding its length gage offerings with new variants of its successful in-line SPECTO and ACANTO gages.
HEIDENHAIN is pleased to announce the latest expansion of its gaging line, the ZERO-FORCE METRO Length Gage.
HEIDENHAIN's top-of-the-line lathe control, the CNC PILOT 640, now offers enhanced functions and new hardware for both the machine operator and builder.
HEIDENHAIN offers a new interface board for PROFINET-IO, giving those interested in the conversationally friendly TNC controls more options than ever.
HEIDENHAIN has introduced a touch probe cycle package for all common FANUC milling controls.
HEIDENHAIN announced the latest release of a PC-based metrology software solution for 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks on inspection machines.
A new CNC for vertical knee mills has enhanced software features and is now available from Heidenhain.
HEIDENHAIN introduces the new absolute ECN/EQN and ROC/ROQ 400M rotary encoders now available for use on machines that require a Mitsubishi interface.
The Leine & Linde MRI 2000 rotary encoder from Heidenhain provides feedback solutions for large rotating machinery.
HEIDENHAIN previously introduced the use of Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ communication protocol into its 400 series rotary encoder product line in November 2013. The company is offering this interface in its ECN/EQN 1300 optical absolute encoders.
HEIDENHAIN has released the newest software and hardware for its contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes, the MANUALplus 620.
Leine and Linde's XHI 801 and XHI 803 rotary encoders provide position and velocity for the generator rotor.
ETEL presents its most well known and best-selling motor worldwide to North America, the ironcore TMB torque motor series. Continuing its reputation of being a worldwide leader in direct drive technology and maintaining the status of having one of the largest market shares for torque motors, the TMB series is a prime example of ETEL's quality…
ETEL announces the XYZT Planar Platform is now available in North America through HEIDENHAIN Corp.
Available for Heidenhain, Leine & Linde's 800 rotary encoder series now includes an integrated over-speed capability with programmable switching speeds.
HEIDENHAIN's MSE 1000 modular multiplexor brings multi-channel electronics to metrology applications.
Leine & Linde introduced the use of Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ communication protocol into its rotary encoder product line in 2012, and is now offering this interface in its inductive 600 absolute rotary encoder series from Heidenhain.
HEIDENHAIN's top-of-the-line lathe control, the CNC PILOT 640, offers enhanced functions and new hardware.
HEIDENHAIN is expanding its third generation of absolute inductive rotary encoders with the ExI 11xx series, providing a single encoder safety solution for many industries, such as packaging, automation and robotics.
For use on machine tools, HEIDENHAIN Corp.s newest absolute LC 185 and LC 485 sealed linear encoders are now available as a complete family.
Available from Heidenhain Corp., ETEL's TMK motor range boasts a unique electromagnetic design and redefines the concept of torque motors at high speeds without necessitating compromises on other performance criteria.
ETEL is offers short stroke actuators in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN Corp.
HEIDENHAIN offers the new programming station, the DataPilot MP 620 for MANUALplus 620 control and the DataPilot 640 for CNC PILOT 640 control.
HEIDENHAIN is adding another absolute linear kit encoder to its kit encoder family.
The latest release of HEIDENHAIN's PC-based IK 5000 QUADRA-CHEK metrology software (version 3.0.3) provides advanced functionality for both new and used quality control inspection equipment.
To meet the need of linear measurement machine applications where high force is required, Heidenhain offers ETEL ironcore linear motors called the LMS and LMG series.
Available from Heidenhain Corp., Leine & Linde introduces a new stainless steel version of the ISA and IHA 600 series of absolute rotary encoders.
HEIDENHAIN unveils a new line of rotary encoders for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX).
HEIDENHAIN is offering the ERO 1200/1400 series of modular optical rotary encoders without integral bearing.
The new absolute LC 195M and LC 495M sealed linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN are now available for use on machines that require a Mitsubishi interface.
Leine & Linde WDS series draw-wire length measurement units from Heidenhain Corp. provide up to 30 meters of cost effective position data for lifts, factory doors, hoists and gantry systems.
HEIDENHAIN offers the IPC 6641, a new industrial PC for machine tools.
The issue of human safety according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is becoming more important as the global economy drives us toward common standards. As part of the worldwide Functional Safety initiatives for machinery, LEINE & LINDE is supporting design engineers with reliability data for their 500 and 800 series encoders,…
All motors normally need two separate cables: one for the motor speed encoder and the other for the motor power supply. With the Hybrid Motor Cable Project called HMC 6, HEIDENHAIN has integrated the encoder lines into the power cable so now only one cable is needed between a synchronous motor and electrical cabinet.
ETEL has introduced the LMS ironcore linear motor series, distributed through Heidenhain Corp.
HEIDENHAIN's LC 200 linear encoder is for linear measurement on long machine tool axes.
As the demand for functionally safe equipment products grows, so does HEIDENHAIN's component product offerings. Now new to the market are HEIDENHAIN's ROx 400 absolute rotary encoders, available in a functionally safe design including a mechanical fault exclusion for the shaft.
HEIDENHAIN offers a new EIB 742 external interface box for precise position measurement.
HEIDENHAIN releases its newest addition to vacuum encoder technology with the LIP 400 series linear encoder system.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. is making available a new version of the RCN Series of absolute angle encoders, now with "Functional Safety," offering numerous advantages to today's machine tools.
HEIDENHAIN has developed the ERM 2200 magnetic rotary encoder series with a 200-micron signal period.
After significant product introductions and strategic corporate acquisitions, HEIDENHAIN Corp. now offers a comprehensive line of inspection and gauging products.
To facilitate the opportunity for machine users to better monitor and implement a predictive motion control system, Leine & Linde introduces a new version of a rotary encoder supporting Condition Monitoring Systems. Called the Model 862 with PROFIBUS DP, this robust mechanical structure from Heidenhain is now a part of Leine &…
HEIDENHAIN has released the newest software for the compact but versatile contouring control, the TNC 320.
Due to increased accuracy demands for angle encoders exceeding an inside diameter of 100mm, HEIDENHAIN has developed the EIB 1500 External Interface Box.
Safety-related position encoders have been available from HEIDENHAIN for several years. However, those encoders have been rated to SIL 2, PL d, Category 3. While this meets the requirements of most applications, sometimes there is a need for SIL 3, PL e, Category 4-rated equipment. These applications involve high risks for the operator, such as…
HEIDENHAIN introduces the ROD 1930 rotary encoder series for use in mechanically-demanding motion control environments.
HEIDENHAIN announces the launch of the straight-cut CNC, the TNC 128.
HEIDENHAIN announces its miniature incremental exposed linear encoders, the LIF400 Series, designed especially for linear motor applications.
Heidenhain says the TNC 620 control is now more powerful than ever with the addition of software options.
As machine tool builders and end users continue to push the limit with speeds and feeds, they need a tool to evaluate the dynamic performance of their machine with the ultimate precision and accuracy. HEIDENHAIN's new KGM 282 allows the user to precisely pinpoint the problem in the dynamics of the machine in order to increase its accuracy.
The robust mechanical structure and enhanced reliability designed into Leine & Linde's heavy duty Model 800 Series rotary encoders from Heidenhain supports their long history of successful operation in tough motion control environments, such as within the steel, paper and wind power equipment industries. Now, two new encoder models…
To meet the demand in more motion control applications, HEIDENHAIN has again expanded its rotary encoder product line with either EnDat or SSI optical absolute encoders to include additional TTL and HTL signals. The new ROQ/EQN 425 rotary encoder is available with a solid shaft or hollow shaft with a mounted stator coupling.
HEIDENHAIN announces the ACANTO 30xx, the newest product in HEIDENHAIN's line of high accuracy length gages. The ACANTO 30xx features a 30mm measuring stroke, ideal for measuring objects of multiple sizes or for applications which require a long travel.
Used in conjunction with HEIDENHAIN's PWM 20 diagnostic tool, the new ATS (Adjustment and Testing Software) software reportedly provides a powerful and easy-to-use platform to diagnosis encoder faults and to evaluate the output signals of HEIDENHAIN encoders.
The new absolute LC 195S and LC 495S sealed linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN are now available for use on machines that need to be certified for functional safety.
HEIDENHAIN's latest version of the PC-based QUADRA-CHEK metrology software provides advanced functionality for quality control inspection measurement machines.
HEIDENHAIN offers the ECN/EQN 400 series rotary encoders with PROFIBUS and PROFINET interfaces for use in manufacturing, process automation and more.
The RSF MS 45 from Heidenhain brings to market an exposed linear encoder that features an integrated status display with a multicolor LED to facilitate simple mounting as well as to allow for monitoring signal quality during operation.
From HEIDENHAIN Corp. comes a new online interactive training tool for CNC instruction called HIT (HEIDENHAIN Interactive Training).
Heidenhain offers a new magnetic ring encoder strategically segmented to simply fit around large shafts is now available from Leine & Linde.
HEIDENHAIN has expanded its absolute rotary encoder offering with the new RIQ/IQN 425 series.
After 10 years of dependable service, an updated version of the popular ADS (Advanced Diagnostic System) has now been launched by Leine & Linde and is available from Heidenhain Corp.
HEIDENHAIN announces the latest version of their PC-based QUADRA-CHEK Metrology software providing advanced functionality for inspection measurement machines.
HEIDENHAIN's new MSE 1000 modular multiplexor brings revolutionary multi-channel electronics to metrology applications, allowing for the connection of many different sensors and the acquisition of measured values via Ethernet.
The new ND 120 QUADRA-CHEK metrology digital readout (DRO) from HEIDENHAIN is designed specifically for manual measuring machines such as optical comparators and measuring microscopes.
With the newly revised LF series linear scales, HEIDENHAIN says it now offers higher precision than ever for use on high accuracy machine tools, jig bore and grinding machines, and linear motors.
HEIDENHAIN's new LC 200 linear scale sets new standards in linear measurement on long machine-tool axes.
HEIDENHAIN's newest generation of absolute angle encoders continue to set standards with their integral bearings and hollow shafts, and have now expanded their usage to include connection to Fanuc controls.
Distinguishing itself by its flat design, no integral bearing and very small scanning head, HEIDENHAIN's newest angle encoder is now being introduced to the marketplace.
The new absolute LC 115 and LC 415 sealed linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN are now available for use on machines with measuring lengths up to 4240mm.
HEIDENHAIN's line of metrology digital readouts (DROs) has now received an upgrade. New LED screens are now being released on QUADRA-CHEKs (models ND 1100 and ND 1200) and the GAGE-CHEK model ND 2100, previously all with LCD screens.
In robotics and automation technology, rotary encoders and resolvers serve on servo drives as feedback systems for position and speed control. An increasing number of applications require multiturn versions of absolute encoders that are low in cost and as sturdy as resolvers, but with features beyond what resolvers can provide. HEIDENHAIN's…
Meeting the motor industry's needs for a thin and robust rotary encoder for tight spaces is Leine & Linde's introduction of the 700 Series of encoders from Heidenhain.
Available from HEIDENHAIN Corp., RSF's new slim profile linear encoder series MSA 700 and 800 are for metrology applications that require protection from contamination.
Heidenhain Corp. offers NUMERIK JENA encoders that are non-magnetic.
HEIDENHAIN announces the latest version of their PC-based QUADRA-CHEK Metrology software providing advanced functionality for inspection measurement machines.
ACU-RITE's 3500i CNC control has been designed with innovative, operator-oriented enhancements that will facilitate an intuitive transition for customers to the next generation of control technology.
To keep up with the growing demands of the industry, HEIDENHAIN has increased the functionality of its PROFIBUS rotary encoders.
HEIDENHAIN Corporation has coupled the new ACANTO Absolute Length Gage with the established and versatile ND 2100G GAGE-CHEK metrology readouts.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. now introduces new low profile incremental rotary encoders with block commutation tracks, especially suitable for use in small-dimensioned servo motors.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. has released a new absolute, inductive rotary encoder.
Heidenhain Corp.'s recently introduced a new phase of its absolute angle encoders that is said to offer numerous advantages for today's machine tools. The angle encoders with integral bearing and hollow shaft provide reliable position and speed control through use on rotational axes such as on rotary tables, tilting axes and direct…
Heidenhain Corp. offers a compact touch probe primarily for use in NC-controlled grinding machines and lathes.
Continuing to provide the Quadra-Chek metrology digital readout for 2-D geometries, Heidenhain Corp. introduces it with a new dark gray faceplate. It is now called the Quadra-Chek ND 1200.
A new modular steel tape rotary encoder from RSF Elektronik is now available for measurement applications with diameters of 6 inches (150mm) to 6 feet (~2m). Named the MSR 40, this encoder is available in North America through Heidenhain Corp.
Schaumburg, Illinois (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a collaborative effort to support the health care industry during the COVID-19 crisis, Heidenhain Corp. is working with Applied Motion Products Inc. to expedite critical components to a large manufacturer of ventilators. Now in various stages of delivery, Applied Motion Products' StepServo…
Trochoidal milling within a machine tool is classified as creating a circular machining toolpath with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth. This results in a reduced chip thickness.
Many TNC functions of Heidenhain controls offer possible solutions to the conflicting demands of a production process that is simultaneously precise and efficient. Here is a look at some of those functions.
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.
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This short video showcases the new TURNPWR control as 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. It is designed for turning machine tools with up to two axes.

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The new Heidenhain Life Sciences brand partnership is now in place, offering ground-breaking technology that enables lab automation for the advancement of medical technology. This development consists of the business partnerships from the Heidenhain Group that includes Heidenhain, IMT and ETEL brands.
Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., has hired Gisbert Ledvon as TNC business development manager in North America.
Significant company growth and key initiatives led to important management changes at Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., in North America.
SCHAUMBURG, IL (December 2018) - As the Silicon Valley in California and the West Coast continue to be the hub of the semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S., HEIDENHAIN has expanded its motion systems support by establishing an ETEL facility in Fremont, CA.
Heidenhain announces the opening of a new central U.S. sales office as part of the company’s continued North American expansion efforts. Operating in Longmont, Colorado, this new office now provides direct sales support for central U.S. and Mexico territories, previously managed in either Heidenhain’s longtime Illinois or its 2017-established…
In a dynamic progression through recent years, Acu-Rite, a leader in DROs, CNC, encoders and accessories said it has consistently advanced despite global changes, reinforcing its commitment to machinists nationwide.
The Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., recently announced the new hire of David Doyle as vice president of sales and marketing in North America, according to a Jan. 26 news release from the company. With more than 25 years of management experience, Doyle joins the Heidenhain family to assume the day-to-day responsibilities of the sales and…
Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., appointed David Fuson service operations manager for North America.
Enabling further advancements in metrology, Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., donated equipment to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Center for Precision Metrology, a premier metrology lab.
SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 2019) – HEIDENHAIN is proud to announce Community College of Denver’s (CCD) Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) as the first HEIDENHAIN authorized training partner (ATP) focusing on its CNC controls in North America.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Now bustling with activity and yet another example of its commitment to the North American manufacturing industry and “Customer First”, HEIDENHAIN has recently opened its TNC-CNC Academy.
The Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH company in July selected David Doyle as President and Managing Director of the Schaumburg, Ill.-based Heidenhain Corp.  Doyle assumes full responsibility for the Heidenhain customer-focused operations for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This change continues the succession plan for Heidenhain CEO Rick Korte. 
Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., which manufactures encoders, digital readouts and numerical controls, acquired AMO Corp., an Austrian specialty encoder company.
SCHAUMBURG, IL (July 10, 2018) –DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH is pleased to announce the appointment of David Doyle as CEO of HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, effective Oct. 1, 2018.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – The manufacturing facilities of ACU-RITE products have successfully moved from its long-time base in Jamestown, NY, to larger facilities at the North American headquarters of parent-company HEIDENHAIN in Schaumburg, IL.