Tailor-made encoders for demanding industries
Significantly higher accuracy at the tool center point of robots
HEIDENHAIN rotary and angle encoders permit an improvement of industrial robots in their absolute position accuracy at the tool center point by up to 80 percent. In addition to their motor feedback function, they can be mounted as secondary encoders on each robot axis after the gearbox. Here they ascertain the actual position of each robot joint and in all circumstances take into account the zero position error and the reversal error. In addition, they measure the opposing forces from machining in each axis of the robot arm. With this equipment, the tasks of robots can become more precise in assembly technology and in the machining of large workpieces.
Accuracy in the service of health
Careful, safe and accurate—medical devices for the examination and treatment of patients need to have these core properties. Highly accurate measuring devices on the axes are crucial in this effort, for example on an operating table or irradiation apparatus. Length and angle measuring devices from HEIDENHAIN meet the requirements of manufacturers of medical devices and systems for accurate position measurement, compact design and high reliability:
Inductive rotary encoders for highly dynamic drives
High control quality and system accuracy as well as very high tolerance, especially against vibrations and electromagnetic influences—these are the strengths of the ECI/EQI 1100 and ECI/EQI 1300 inductive rotary encoders without bearings. This makes them ideal for position feedback for highly dynamic applications.
All variants support safety integrity level SIL 2, category 3 PL d. Additional measures in the control can enable attainment of even SIL 3, category 4 PL e. And they offer a mechanical fault exclusion against loosening of the shaft or stator connection.
The formula for success at machine tool accuracy
Straightforward diagnostics guarantee process reliability
Process reliability is a key cross-industry issue at the PLC IPC Drives. Here HEIDENHAIN focuses on encoder diagnostics. With the idea of valuation numbers that describe the basic properties of an encoder, HEIDENHAIN has significantly simplified diagnostics. In addition, HEIDENHAIN is the only encoder manufacturer to offer a diagnostic tool for all encoders with absolute or incremental interfaces: the PWM 21 adjusting and testing device and ATS software. This enables users to check the condition of the encoders both during machine operation (online diagnostics) and during assembly or repair (offline diagnostics).
Simple and uniform operating data diagnostics – with Connected Machining
At HEIDENHAIN, the user at the control is the center of digital order management of his milling or turning machine. The options, software and hardware solutions from Connected Machining in the HEIDENHAIN control provide him with convenient access to all necessary information in the company network. At the same time, the user can return data from production to the process chain, so that all parties involved can always work with real data from production. At the SPS IPC Drives, HEIDENHAIN focuses primarily on the aspects of uniformly digital operating data diagnostics. A demo application on a TNC 640 control shows impressively how easy it is with Connected Machining to receive and edit job and production data directly at the control.