SOURCE: HEIDENHAIN Corporation

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

May 18, 2016 07:15 ET

HEIDENHAIN's New Unique Angle Encoder Modules Now Available for Precision Rotary Axes

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - 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 modules that are easy to install. The angle encoder modules represent a successful merging of the key requirements for precision rotary axes used in metrology, calibration devices, automation technology, micro machining, and the semiconductor industry.

Key features of the MRP series bearing include a remarkably high guideway accuracy combined with high rigidity, a low starting torque and a constant continuous torque. At the same time, value was placed on compact dimensions due to the fact that the bearing raceway are machined directly onto the shaft. Bearing loads up to 300 Newtons are possible while still maintaining the system accuracy.

The encoders fulfill the high requirements for any motion feedback application. Their most important features are high resolutions, excellent signal quality and best repeatability, even when operating temperatures vary. Incremental or absolute encoders can be used as required, with resolutions up to 29 bits. The encoders also ensure low position noise and low position drift.

Each encoder module undergoes an extensive accuracy test involving a unique five-dimensional test for wobble as well as axial and radial guideway accuracies. Therefore, two Quality Inspection Certificates are enclosed with each module. The first certificate documents the system accuracy and the second one documents the guideway accuracy.

For more information, contact North American HEIDENHAIN Product Specialist Kevin Kaufenberg (kkaufenberg@heidenhain.com -- (847) 490-0387), 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. The product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gages, CNC controls and machine inspection equipment.

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