SOURCE: HEIDENHAIN Corporation

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

September 30, 2014 10:00 ET

New Wave of DRIVE-CLiQ Compatible Encoders

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - HEIDENHAIN previously introduced the use of Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ communication protocol into its 400 series rotary encoder product line in November 2013. Now they are offering this interface in its ECN/EQN 1300 optical absolute encoders.

DRIVE-CLiQ is an Ethernet-based protocol which interfaces with SINAMICS control systems. With a speed of 100 Mbit/s and a cycle time of 31.25 μs, DRIVE-CLiQ has the performance required for demanding applications. Motion control system components with DRIVE-CLiQ are automatically configured with each other since every component has an electronic label.

The ECN 1324S is a single-turn encoder with 16,777,216 (24 bits) of resolution. The EQN 1336S rotary encoder also has 24 bits of resolution in the single-turn range while additionally tracking 4096 (12 bits) revolutions. Both of these encoders are part of HEIDENHAIN's new Functional Safety encoder lines, meaning they qualify for SIL 2 designation according to EN 61508 and Category 3 PL d according to EN ISO 13849-1:2008. These encoders can be ordered with either a 9.25 mm taper shat or a 12.7mm blind hollow shaft.

For more information, contact North American HEIDENHAIN PR Manager Kathleen Stoneski at kstoneski@heidenhain.com or (877) 565-9151, 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 gages, CNC controls and machine inspection equipment.

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