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The Dr. Johannes HEIDENHAIN GmbH company is pleased to announce the appointment of David Doyle as President and Managing Director of HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, effective July 1, 2017. David assumes full responsibility for the HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION customer-focused operations for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This change continues the succession plan for Mr. Rick Korte, present CEO of HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION.

“I am happy to announce the next phase of the succession plan for our North American operations, with the promotion of David Doyle to President and Managing Director. I have the utmost confidence in David and trust he will continue to grow our business and support our customers with World Class service in all areas”, remarked Rick Korte, CEO of HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION.

“In his new role, David will steer the realization of the future vision for our U.S.-based operations, including initiatives to drive business growth and enhance our customers’ experience. David brings more than twenty-five years of experience in international capital equipment business and technical support management. He has rapidly established his leadership influence with our U.S. organization,” remarked Ralf Moog-Oberkircher, Head of Global Sales for the Dr. Johannes HEIDENHAIN GmbH group.

“I am looking forward to leading the HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION team through the next phase of development and reaching our growth objectives in North America. Core to our team’s mission is delivering the highest quality innovative products to the markets we serve, with exceptional support to our customers. We leverage our breadth of applications expertise, advanced technologies and responsiveness to enable our customers to deliver breakthrough engineering solutions and reducing their time to market. We continue to invest in our Bay Area resources and infrastructure, supporting our OEM partners with both the HEIDENHAIN product portfolio and ETEL systems expertise,” said David Doyle, about his change in responsibility.

New to the market from HEIDENHAIN are two Touch Probes featuring hybrid technology, both offering radio and infrared signal transmissions.  Known as the TS 460 for workpiece measurement and the TT 460 for tool measurement, these touch probes are highly functional, reliable and easy to use.

The dual signal transmission of these new touch probes enables the user to select either mode, combining the advantages of radio when extended range and large amounts of data are required, or the benefits offered by infrared signals when the highest accuracies and fast signal transmission are needed.  This way, one version of a touch probe can be operated on any machine size (from small and enclosed to large and open).  Difficult applications, such as plunging into a cylinder and 5-axis articulating spindle heads, are also simple to maneuver giving a user greater application flexibility and machine versatility.

The radio transmission uses the 2.4 GHz frequency band, which does not require a license, and has 16 channels.  The range is usually 15 m, but much larger ranges are possible under ideal circumstances.  The infrared transmission has a range of 7 m. The carrier frequency method makes this transmission very reliable, and the high frequency ensures a short delay time.  No matter which signal transmission chosen, users need only one SE 660 transmitter-receiver unit.  And these, as well as all HEIDENHAIN touch probes, have 360 degree range of transmission.

On both the TT 460 and TS 460, the optical sensor is free of wear, and so provides the specified probing reproducibility even after a large number of probing processes (5 million switching cycles during type testing).  And the compact design makes it possible to use these touch probes even where installation space is limited.  The smaller contours of the TS permit much freedom when tilting into position.  The TS workpiece touch probes also have blower jets for cleaning the workpiece, either with coolant or compressed air.

Both touch probes have an optional adapter to protect against collision and thermal decoupling.  In these instances, the adapter is placed between the touch probe and taper shank.

For more information, visit: www.heidenhain.us

HEIDENHAIN announces the latest version of their PC-based QUADRA-CHEK Metrology software providing advanced functionality for inspection measurement machines. This software makes it possible to conveniently perform 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks in the field of metrology when standard DRO products will not suffice. Labeled the IK5000 version 2.96.2, this powerful inspection package builds upon the original Metronics QUADRA-CHECK QC5000 software by introducing new functionality such as 3D Profiling capabilities that can provide measurement and graphic evaluation of 3-D contours using multi-sensor and tactile measuring machines. This new option, used for profile measurements, is able to import a 3D CAD file (either STEP or IGES) and compare it with the actual measured part.

This version now supports new Auto Focus functionality to allow for the desired search distance to be directly entered into the search distance field. Previously the algorithm used the Teach function to determine the optimum search distance and Z axis velocity depending on the camera frame rate, which could cause intermittent failures depending on the part surface and if it was significantly different from the surface used during the Teach process.

Part Programming improvements were added to support compensation for the thermal behavior of products that experience a shrinkage or growth of material during the manufacturing process. This will allow users to write a single inspection program for measuring parts with materials having a known growth or shrink rate throughout the manufacturing process.

Improvements were also added to currently existing Radial and Palletize methods of automatic part programming routines. These methods are designed to help users when there are common features or parts that repeat angularly, around a datum, or based on a palletized grid layout. On Video-Based Inspection machines, these improvements will retain specific video tool sizes and the positions needed for these measurements, and then repeat them based on the angle they are located around the datum or in reference to a linear layout. The new Palletize grid functionality will also allow the user to graphically select which parts in the grid are required for measurement, and only run the program in those locations.

The IK5000 version 2.96.2 now also offers compatibility for PCs using Windows 7 (32bit) operating systems as well as Windows XP and Vista.

For more information, visit: www.heidenhain.us

The new ND 120 QUADRA-CHEK metrology digital readout (DRO) from HEIDENHAIN is designed specifically for manual measuring machines such as optical comparators and measuring microscopes.  As an offshoot of HEIDENHAIN’s ND 1200 QUADRA-CHEK, the ND 120 offers most of the functionality but at a lower price point.  It supports two- to three-axes with the third axis switchable between linear or rotary.

The new ND 120 QUADRA-CHEK has a monochrome flat-panel screen for displayed values, measured features, and graphical displays.  It combines the robust design and hardware of HEIDENHAIN’s machine tool DROs with the software and functionality of the QUADRA-CHEK metrology units.  The rugged diecast aluminum enclosure makes the ND 120 perfect for harsh factory floor environments where production control takes place.  Meanwhile, the capability to measure and tolerance points, lines, circles, distances, and angles makes the ND120 well suited for the demands of metrology.

The appropriate combination of defined function keys and context-dependent soft keys provides the user with a clear overview and a simple-to-use system.  The user friendly GUI follows previous QUADRA-CHEK software, providing users with a simple, convenient, cost effective digital readout.

Finally, to keep up with market demands, the ND 120 is capable of direct USB communication with a computer.  This feature allows for easy storage of data and convenient interfacing with any current computer the user may have.  In keeping with HEIDENHAIN tradition, the ND 120 offers reliability and ease of use now in a more economical package

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, visit: www.heidenhain.us

HEIDENHAIN Corporation is pleased to announce the official North American introduction of Klartext Magazine – News from the World of HEIDENHAIN controls.

Well established in Europe, this Klartext (meaning Clear Text) publication focuses on the current CNC control issues most relevant to today's shop owners, managers and machinists. A sampling of regular topics include individual industry focuses on the medical, automotive and aerospace markets, features on machine optimization / compensation, 5-axis and high speed machining, as well as relevant case histories, to name a few.

Now available free online to North American businesses, interested persons can subscribe via email by going to: www.heidenhain.us/Klartext_SignUp.php

To peruse and download back issues, please visit: www.heidenhain.com/en_US/documentation-information/documentation/klartext

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