Precision Measuring Tools and Motion Control Solutions that Drive Innovation

From jet planes to laboratory equipment, today’s life-changing technologies require ultimate accuracy—and mere microns can make the difference. For more than 125 years, HEIDENHAIN has delivered the trusted precision measurement and motion control solutions behind the machines and devices that move us forward. Our products enable everything from improved manufacturing processes to safer, more reliable medical diagnostics—and we’ve perfected the delicate balance of cutting-edge innovation and universal compatibility.

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Applications

Machine Tool

No matter what the machining application, countless shops count on CNC machine tool controls from HEIDENHAIN. Read stories about how they've improved efficiencies and overcome challenges with our balance of cutting-edge innovation and universal compatibility.

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Semiconductor

As chips and other semiconductor components become smaller and more complex, accuracy and speed are of the essence. HEIDENHAIN encoder technologies set the pace—delivering innovation that helps enable the industry's breakneck progress.

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General Automation

Process plants and factories around the world have discovered significant opportunities to cut per-unit-production costs by applying or updating instruments or controls, refining manufacturing methods and implementing automation.

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Metrology

Metrology demands run the gamut of simple measuring stations to complex inspection systems with multiple measuring points—in industries ranging from aerospace to biotech. HEIDENHAIN supports the spectrum with compatible evaluation electronics.

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Electronics

In electronics manufacturing, demands range from high-throughput pick-and-place automation to exceedingly accurate PCB drilling machines. Regardless of the scenario, HEIDENHAIN products offer rock-solid repeatability and precision.

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Medical

From more reliable diagnostics to more accurate, repeatable lab equipment,
HEIDENHAIN products enable some of the world's most advanced—and life-saving—medical technologies.

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Resources and news

Modern Encoder Applications [5 Popular Industries]

Encoders have long been a foundational component of many of the mechanical systems we use every day and the advanced ones we use to build them. In fact, at HEIDENHAIN, we developed the first precision measurement encoder in the early 1960s

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Leine Linde Sensor Better Measures Equipment Strain

Schaumburg, IL (July 2019) – Leine Linde’s new ESR digital strain sensor is now available to monitor structural health on equipment where needed. Offered in North America through HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, it is coupled with an encoder using the digital interface EnDat, and offers significantly higher signal quality, accuracy and robustness when compared with conventional strain […]

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Encoder Selection: Find a Solution that Moves You

SCHAUMBURG, IL (July 2019) – As part of its ongoing “Customer First” initiative, HEIDENHAIN introduces the new multi-level online Encoder Selection Tool for automation. This new Encoder Selection Tool considers various industries and applications, and then suggests the brands with suitable options. HEIDENHAIN owns and markets position measurement components in North America from nine international […]

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