HEIDENHAIN at the Control 2015: High-Precision Measuring Made Easy

Two entirely different HEIDENHAIN products are at the focus of this year’s Control: the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 evaluation electronics and the angle encoder module. Both have in common that they simplify measurement in high-precision applications. HEIDENHAIN is also presenting its LIC 2100 and LIP 200 exposed linear encoders at the Control this year. HEIDENHAIN has developed its new evaluation electronics QUADRA-CHEK 3000 for quick, simple and high-accuracy measuring. At Booth 1409 in Hall 1, HEIDENHAIN will be showing live how effortless and intuitive its operation is. There will be a presentation several times per day showing how the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 evaluates the measurement of sample parts with a measuring microscope. vor.

The modern video tools of the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 evaluate the camera image, detect edges and identify measuring points. QUADRA-CHEK 3000 displays the results graphically on its touchscreen. Right next to it are clearly drawn operating controls with the available functions, such as Measure Magic for automatic measuring actions in no time flat. In this way, the user has everything in view and can operate the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 intuitively by tapping, wiping and pulling on its touchscreen. The new Part View enables the user to design further geometry elements very easily and intuitively on the touchscreen, directly on the graphic display. The QUADRA-CHEK 3000’s workshop-oriented designed is perfect for a harsh manufacturing environment. A very flat, sturdy aluminum housing and specially hardened glass for the touchscreen are just as important as the integrated power supply and fanless passive cooling. The back panel offers several connections and interfaces including USB and Ethernet.

The new angle encoder modules are the perfect combination of highly accurate angle encoders and high-precision bearings. This combination simplifies the construction of high-accuracy rotary axes. HEIDENHAIN has already completed the necessary assembly and adjustments of all individual components. The properties of the angle encoder modules have already been defined and tested according to the customer’s specifications. They are therefore a true alternative to air-bearing axes regarding the reproducible guideway accuracy. At the same time, they are sturdier and simpler to install and handle.

HEIDENHAIN angle encoder modules are highly integrated assemblies with characteristics tailored to the customer’s specific requirements. 

The LIC 2100 series comprises exposed linear encoders with absolute position measurement. They impress every user with their uncomplicated incorporation, and require only a simple mechanical design of the installation area on the machine. Even so, they achieve the accuracy grade of ±15 µm. This means that the LIC 2100 linear encoders are a very interesting solution for machine manufacturers. The large selection of serial interfaces—including Fanuc, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic, and of course EnDat 2.2—complements the mounting advantages with a simple electronic connection.

The LIP 200 exposed incremental linear encoders feature very high accuracy (including an accuracy grade of ±1 µm) and high position stability (150 pm RMS). Their fields of application include high-accuracy measuring tasks such as wafer testing, ultra-precision machining, high-end metrology and the manufacture of flat-panel displays.

HEIDENHAIN at the Control international trade show, Hall 1 Booth 1409