Position encoders for feed axes

Control Precision-technology
Mikroniek 3 2007 by DR. Johannes Heidenhain 2 October 2008

Direct drives have secured a lasting market share in many areas of the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries.This share is growing in the machine tool industry. The benefits of direct drive technology are low wear, low maintenance, and higher productivity. However, this is possible only if the control, the motor, the mechanical elements of the feed axes, and the position encoder are optimally adjusted to one another.


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