ACANTO 1217 and 1218 Length Gages

August 04, 2016

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 minimize machine down time.

Along with built-in error monitoring, the ACANTO remembers the last datum used thanks to the EnDat interface, so there is no need to remaster due to the gage itself (environment and machine growth may require remastering independent of the gauge). The ACANTO also auto-connects and reports data to any control that has implemented EnDat. With an IP rating of IP64 or IP 67, the ACANTO can be used on the shop floor in automated systems or in clean environments.

The ACANTO can be implemented in a multitude of gaging applications, from automotive manufacturing, medical device, in-process measurements, as well as fixtured gaging stations.

Important specs of the ACANTO length gage include:

  • Accuracy: +/-1um
  • Stroke Length: 12 mm
  • Interface: EnDat 2.2 (Datum memory, Error monitoring, Gauge Auto-Recognition)