SOURCE: HEIDENHAIN Corporation

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

May 21, 2013 11:51 ET

A New High Accuracy Length Gauge Hits the Market

SCHAUMBURG, IL --(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - HEIDENHAIN is proud to announce the ACANTO 30xx, the newest product in HEIDENHAIN's line of high accuracy length gauges. The ACANTO 30xx features a 30 mm measuring stroke, ideal for measuring objects of multiple sizes or for applications which require a long travel.

The ACANTO features an EnDat 2.2 serial interface which outputs absolute position data. Upon power up, the ACANTO will know exactly where it is without needing to cross reference marks. Datum information will also be stored with the gauge. In addition, when used in combination with HEIDENHAIN's GAGE CHEK digital readout, ND287 digital readout, or MSE 1000 multiplexor, diagnostic information of the ACANTO can be checked. The online diagnostics ensure that the operator is always informed about the current condition of the length gauge.

The ACANTO features a detachable cable for easy installation, and servicing and comes in two variants, manual or pneumatic. Both variants have an accuracy grade of ± 2 µm and a resolution of 368 nm. In order to satisfy the harsh environmental demands for in-process measurements, the ACANTO 30xx has IP 67 protection allowing it to even temporarily be immersed in water. The plunger is held by a sturdy ceramic/polymer friction bearing making the ACANTO less sensitive to excessive clamping and side loading. The ACANTO has a life cycle of 5 million load cycles and is perfect for automated industrial measurements.

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For more information, contact North American HEIDENHAIN PR Manager Kathleen Stoneski at (847) 519-4702, or write to us at HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173. HEIDENHAIN can also be accessed directly via our web site at www.heidenhain.us

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. Our product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gauges, CNC controls and machine inspection equipment.

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