High-precision,
high-performance progress

Founded in 1974, ETEL represents one of the most forward-thinking arms of the HEIDENHAIN family of brands. As the only motor provider that also makes encoders, they develop the off-the-shelf integrated motion systems you may not even know you need yet.

ACU-RITE
ETEL
LEINE LINDE
RENCO
AMO
RSF ELEKTRONIK
NUMERIK JENA
LTN

Core products

Linear motors

The most comprehensive standard offering in the industry—more than 50 models

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Motion controllers

Improve mechanical throughput and save space at the same time

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Torque motors

The most comprehensive standard offering in the industry—more than 100 models

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Motion systems

The supplier of choice for stand-alone or integrated mechatronics solutions

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ETEL expertise

Combining accuracy and throughput in semiconductor production

Vibration isolation for high-stakes process stability

High-accuracy force control

A rich history of innovation

1974
Founded as a spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland with the goal of commercializing direct drive technology
1988
Headquarters expanded and moved to Môtiers, Switzerland
1988
HEIDENHAIN acquires a stake in ETEL
1999
Becomes the world’s largest supplier of direct drives
1999
Opening of U.S. subsidiary
2007
Expansion into Asia with opening of subsidiary in Taiwan