Heidenhain Corporation

333 E State Pkwy
Schaumburg,  IL  60173-5337

United States
http://www.heidenhain.us
  • Booth: 1809


We invite you to visit us in booth #1809 in the South Hall.

HEIDENHAIN Corporation is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. This superior technology is utilized within high precision motion control and machining systems worldwide. With over 100 years in the precision measurement industry, HEIDENHAIN is committed to providing customers with the products they need to meet the continually increasing demands for accuracy, precision, speed and cost savings. The product lines include linear and angle encoders, rotary encoders, length gauges digital readouts (DROs), numerical controls (TNCs), and touch probes for demanding positioning tasks. Primary industries served are metalworking, machine tool, semiconductor and electronics, motor/drive, general automation, and medical, but can be of service anywhere highly dependable precision measurement and machine control is needed. HEIDENHAIN’s North American headquarters are in Schaumburg, IL.


 Press Releases

  • HEIDENHAIN’s Successful LIDA 400 Exposed Linear Encoder Is
    Redesigned for the Future of Motion Feedback

     

    SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 2016) – HEIDENH IN CORPORATION released the well known LIDA 400 series linear encoder in the year 2000 and has established itself in many applications including coordinate measuring machines, linear motion stages, wafer inspection, waterjet cutting, and a long list of others. Now, with advancements in technology, HEIDENHAIN introduces the next generation fully redesigned LIDA 400 series with several benefits and features.

    The new LIDA 400 redesigned series is fully mechanically compatible to the previous LIDA 400 family, and scanning units are interchangeable with older graduations. Still maintaining a 20-micron graduation, and interpolation available up to 100 times from the scanning unit, the LIDA 400 exposed encoder system can have a resolution of 50 nanometers and accuracies to +/- 1 micron. The signal quality is now improved even further in this redesign.

    The new features include a multi-colored status LED on the side of the scanning unit to indicate the signal levels during installation, and can be used as a quick status check of

    the encoder to determine functionality. The status LED also indicates the reference mark signal quality. For the digital TTL versions with interpolation, the interpolation circuits have been miniaturized to fit inside of the scanning unit housing, rather than an extended sized connector as with previous versions, which presents a cost savings advantage to the customer. The color of the scanning unit is now silver-colored nickel plating versus black anodized coating. And thanks to new electronic components, the single-field scanning principle is even more robust against contamination on the scales, where up to 4mm of the graduation can be blocked and the scanning unit can still generate signals within specification.

    The new LIDA 400 redesigned series is available now, and a phase out of the older LIDA 400 series is planned at minimum one year from now to give customers enough time for testing and transition.


    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.

    For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN’s Product Manager Kevin Kaufenberg at (847) 490-0387 (kkaufenbergi@heidenhain.com) 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.

    Digital image is available for download at:   http://www.heidenhain.us/Images/pr_images/LIDA_48_LED.jpg

  • HEIDENHAIN’s New Lightweight Modular Rotary Encoder for Machine Designers


    SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 2016) – 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. The encoders’ special properties are that they have a very compact design, excellent signal quality and therefore high interpolation rates, as well as excellent thermal position stability.

    The introduction of this new ERO 2000 is the start of a series with additional sizes that will be launched over the course of the year that will fill various mechanical envelopes and a variety of applications. Some of those applications include piezo and galvanometer motors, micro positioning for goniometers, spindles, and other metrology.

    The currently released design types include a scanning unit and two types of scales. The scanning heads come with a 1 Volt peak-to-peak analog interface, with TTL digital version planned this year with up to TTL x 2000 interpolation as a possibility. Position noise is measured to +/- 0.04” (arc seconds).

    The two types of scales contain a 20-micron graduation with a full circle and segment of a circle. For the circular scales, a disk with 2,500 lines per revolution with an outside diameter of 19mm version is now released. Other versions to be released this year include the smallest being 13mm outer diameter with 1,600 lines, and the largest version will have a 151mm outer diameter with 23,000 lines per revolution, and various sizes in between. For the segment shaped scale, it has the same graduation of 20 micron, but is lighter in weight as portions of the glass disk have been removed to shape the scale into its rectangular form.

    The smaller diameter disks are mounted with a pin, and epoxy is recommended to solidify the mounting. The larger versions will have a mechanical hub included where the glass scale is mounted very accurately to the hub for best accuracy possible. The mechanical speed limit for the disks is up to 14,000 RPM. All disks will have a reference mark and the graduation is SUPRADUR, which is a graduation that is highly resistant to scratches, dust, fingerprints, oil droplets, and other forms of contamination.

    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.

    For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN’s Product Manager Kevin Kaufenberg at (847) 490-0387 (kkaufenbergi@heidenhain.com) 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.

    Digital image is available for download:   http://ww.heidenhain.us/resources-and-news/heidenhains-new-lightweight-modular-rotary-encoder-machine-designers/

  • HEIDENHAIN’s High Accuracy Absolute Ring Encoder

    Now Released For Angular Motion Feedback

     

    SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 2016) – For over a decade, HEIDENHAIN has offered the ERA 4000 incremental ring encoder that has proven very successful in many industries and applications such as machine tool rotary tables, semiconductor wafer motion stages, and robotics to name a few.  Now with new design features that enable it for use in angular motion feedback, the next generation of this encoder is introduced, the ECA 4000 which includes absolute technology.

    With the ability to provide a direct upgrade path for existing ERA 4000 applications as well as new applications, HEIDENHAIN’s new ECA 4000 absolute series ring encoder offers several benefits and features for angular motion feedback.

    The new mechanically-compatible ECA 4000 series comes in a wide range of outer diameters ranging from 104mm to 560mm so that machine designers can pass through cabling and other items through the center of the ring to streamline their design. Each ring has the well-known three-point centering method, which allows the installer to locate the center of the drum to the center of the machine bearing within just a couple of minutes. Then a shim or separately ordered plastic mounting tool is used between the reader head and drum to make the appropriate scanning gap, a quick check with the PWM 20, PWT 100 or other HEIDENHAIN diagnostic tool to verify signal quality, and the whole encoder system is ready for feedback to the control, via the high speed serial interface Endat 2.2.

    Each ring size has a unique line count on the outer diameter and an associated accuracy. For the largest ring diameter, an accuracy of +/- 1.5 arc seconds is specified for the graduation, and each ring is capable of resolutions to sub 0.01 arc seconds, all with high RPM potential. The two-track graduation design is also highly resistant to contamination like dust, fingerprints and scratches.

    In addition to the ENDAT 2.2 high speed pure serial interface, the scanning units on the ECA 4000 series also come in Fanuc 05 and Mitsubishi 03-4 serial interfaces.

    The ECA 4000 ring encoder series already has an upgrade planned for 2016 where Functionally Safe rings and scanning units are in development for those machines requiring Functional Safety criteria.
     

    For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN’s Product Manager Kevin Kaufenberg at (847) 490-0387 (kkaufenbergi@heidenhain.com) 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.

    Digital image is available for download at:    http://www.heidenhain.us/Images/pr_images/ECA4400.jpg

 Products

  • ERO 2000 Modular Rotary Encoder
    HEIDENHAIN’s new ERO 2000 high-speed, high-resolution modular rotary encoders for motion feedback offer a very compact design, excellent signal quality and therefore high interpolation rates and excellent thermal position stability....

  • The introduction of this new ERO 2000 is the start of a series with additional sizes that will be launched over the course of the year that will fill various mechanical envelopes and a variety of applications. Some of those applications include piezo and galvanometer motors, micro positioning for goniometers, spindles, and other metrology.

    The currently released design types include a scanning unit and two types of scales. The scanning heads come with a 1 Volt peak-to-peak analog interface, with TTL digital version planned this year with up to TTL x 2000 interpolation as a possibility. Position noise is measured to +/- 0.04” (arc seconds).

    The two types of scales contain a 20-micron graduation with a full circle and segment of a circle. For the circular scales, a disk with 2,500 lines per revolution with an outside diameter of 19mm version is now released. Other versions to be released this year include the smallest being 13mm outer diameter with 1,600 lines, and the largest version will have a 151mm outer diameter with 23,000 lines per revolution, and various sizes in between. For the segment shaped scale, it has the same graduation of 20 micron, but is lighter in weight as portions of the glass disk have been removed to shape the scale into its rectangular form.

    The smaller diameter disks are mounted with a pin, and epoxy is recommended to solidify the mounting. The larger versions will have a mechanical hub included where the glass scale is mounted very accurately to the hub for best accuracy possible. The mechanical speed limit for the disks is up to 14,000 RPM. All disks will have a reference mark and the graduation is SUPRADUR, which is a graduation that is highly resistant to scratches, dust, fingerprints, oil droplets, and other forms of contamination.
  • ECA 4000 Absolute Ring Encoder
    HEIDENHAIN now introduces the next generation of the highly successful ECA 4000 incremental ring encoder. The new design features enable it for use in angular motion feedback, and include absolute technology....

  • With the ability to provide a direct upgrade path for existing ERA 4000 applications as well as new applications, HEIDENHAIN’s new ECA 4000 absolute series ring encoder offers several benefits and features for angular motion feedback.

    The new mechanically-compatible ECA 4000 series comes in a wide range of outer diameters ranging from 104mm to 560mm so that machine designers can pass through cabling and other items through the center of the ring to streamline their design. Each ring has the well-known three-point centering method, which allows the installer to locate the center of the drum to the center of the machine bearing within just a couple of minutes. Then a shim or separately ordered plastic mounting tool is used between the reader head and drum to make the appropriate scanning gap, a quick check with the PWM 20, PWT 100 or other HEIDENHAIN diagnostic tool to verify signal quality, and the whole encoder system is ready for feedback to the control, via the high speed serial interface Endat 2.2.

    Each ring size has a unique line count on the outer diameter and an associated accuracy. For the largest ring diameter, an accuracy of +/- 1.5 arc seconds is specified for the graduation, and each ring is capable of resolutions to sub 0.01 arc seconds, all with high RPM potential. The two-track graduation design is also highly resistant to contamination like dust, fingerprints and scratches.

    In addition to the ENDAT 2.2 high speed pure serial interface, the scanning units on the ECA 4000 series also come in Fanuc 05 and Mitsubishi 03-4 serial interfaces.

     The ECA 4000 ring encoder series already has an upgrade planned for 2016 where Functionally Safe rings and scanning units are in development for those machines requiring Functional Safety criteria.

  • LIDA 400 Linear Encoder
    HEIDENHAIN’s successful LIDA 400 exposed linear encoder is redesigned for the future of motion feedback. New features include offering a resolution of 50 nanometers and accuracies to +/- 1 micron, improved signal quality and a status LED on scanning unit....

  • The new LIDA 400 redesigned series is fully mechanically compatible to the previous LIDA 400 family, and scanning units are interchangeable with older graduations. Still maintaining a 20-micron graduation, and interpolation available up to 100 times from the scanning unit, the LIDA 400 exposed encoder system can have a resolution of 50 nanometers and accuracies to +/- 1 micron. The signal quality is now improved even further in this redesign.

    The new features include a multi-colored status LED on the side of the scanning unit to indicate the signal levels during installation, and can be used as a quick status check of the encoder to determine functionality. The status LED also indicates the reference mark signal quality. For the digital TTL versions with interpolation, the interpolation circuits have been miniaturized to fit inside of the scanning unit housing, rather than an extended sized connector as with previous versions, which presents a cost savings advantage to the customer. The color of the scanning unit is now silver-colored nickel plating versus black anodized coating. And thanks to new electronic components, the single-field scanning principle is even more robust against contamination on the scales, where up to 4mm of the graduation can be blocked and the scanning unit can still generate signals within specification.

     The new LIDA 400 redesigned series is available now, and a phase out of the older LIDA 400 series is planned at minimum one year from now to give customers enough time for testing and transition.


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