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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

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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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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Oil & gas

The technologies required for discovery, extraction and refinement of oil and gas today change rapidly. HEIDENHAIN has the motion control components and systems to keep up teams safe and systems running amidst all the progress.

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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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Lab Automation

Achieving breakthroughs can’t happen without extreme efficiency, control and commitment. Our long history of dedication to R&D along with industry-leading motors, encoders and controls make HEIDENHAIN the perfect partner for your next research project.

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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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Pulp & paper

Transforming raw wood material into the paper products we use every day is no small task—heavy loads, high speeds and dirty environments. We’ve got the technology to keep your systems moving, no matter the scenario.

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Steel

Whether it’s extreme torque, predictable maintenance or a specialized motion system, HEIDENHAIN has the technology today’s mills need to stay up and profitable.

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The HEIDENHAIN family of brands—the world's leading choice for motion control solutions

HEIDENHAIN
HEIDENHAIN

Nanometer precision for demanding applications

ACU-RITE

American-made tech for shop productivity

ETEL

Leader in high-performance motion systems and controls

LEINE LINDE

Reliable performance in harsh conditions

RENCO

Compact, cost-effective reliability for automation

AMO

Flexible options for contaminated environments

RSF ELEKTRONIK

Right-fit flexibility and value for a myriad of applications

NUMERIK JENA

Compact, lightweight precision for semiconductor industry

LTN

Electromechanical devices for all applications

Resources and news

RCN Angle Encoders Smarter and Faster

SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 2021) – HEIDENHAIN is proud to introduce smarter and faster versions of the RCN absolute angle encoders series for use in machine tools requiring high speed, accuracy and contamination resistance. The new models RCN 2001, 5001 and 8001 are especially useful with fast rotating axes and direct-drive motors because the permissible speeds […]

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New LIC 3100 Expands Kit Encoder Series

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 2021) – HEIDENHAIN is proud to introduce a new high accuracy motion feedback encoder that can now be used for absolute positioning in machines in the semiconductor, metrology and robotic industries. This new LIC 3100 absolute kit encoder is an additional offering that fits between HEIDENHAIN’s already successful LIC 4100 and 2100 […]

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Inductive vs. optical vs. magnetic encoders: how to choose

Where magnetic encoders use positive and negative poles and optical encoders use light passing through a disc, inductive encoders are a little more complicated. Inductive encoders have charged coils that are passed over by a passive disc, modulating what charges the sensor receives. There are only a few companies in the world that have the […]

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