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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

How controllers and feedback affect motor performance

The motor itself is one thing, but other components play important roles in the overall effectiveness of the motor, specifically, the controller and feedback device. We’re in the unique position to have expertise in each, both as they relate specifically to motors and independently.   The impact of controllers on torque motors The best torque […]

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What are torque motors and why do they work so well?

Today, direct-drive technology is recognized as a leading solution for the requirements of high-productivity, improved accuracy and increased dynamics of modern machinery. They are rigid, more compact, provide high dynamic performance, reduce cost of ownership, simplify the design of the machine and reduce wear and maintenance. What is a torque motor? Torque motors are a […]

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New GAGE-CHEK for Metrology Applications

SCHAUMBURG, IL (May 2020) — With its rugged industrial design, HEIDENHAIN’s new shop-floor hardened GAGE-CHEK 2000 evaluation electronics box is now available. Offered as a plug-and-play embedded system along with HEIDENHAIN-brand encoders including length gages, this solid metrology unit provides reliable basic measurement of 1D values. The new GAGE-CHEK 2000 is well suited for positioning […]

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