HEIDENHAIN is your autonomous advantage

From smart factories and robot builders to mobility companies and interstellar research, our positioning control systems are helping shape the safe and productive future of unmanned operations. The technological bar may be continuing to rise, but with 120-plus years of motion control R&D in our arsenal, we have always been at the forefront of automation and always will be.

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Why innovators choose HEIDENHAIN for automation

World-class precision and reliability – Our components lead the market in positioning accuracy and dependability, ideal for unmanned or low-monitored mechanical designs.

Solution variety – From compact incremental solutions to heavy-duty absolute rotary encoders that withstand contaminants or shock, our products are suited for automation in any environment.

Customized consultation – We work with engineers every day to identify—or custom build—motion and measurement components for some of the most demanding and groundbreaking automation applications.

General Automation Resources

Technical Information: rotary encoders on servo motors for linear axes

Technical Information: rotary encoders on servo motors for linear axes

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The KCI 120 Dplus: two rotary encoders in one device

The KCI 120 Dplus: two rotary encoders in one device

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ADS Uptime™ wireless monitoring

ADS Uptime™ wireless monitoring

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Encoders for servo drives

Encoders for servo drives

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Stories & Articles

Exploring the Sun

The Sun. It seems nearly close enough to touch and ensures that life on Earth grows and flourishes. Nevertheless, we know surprisingly little about what goes on inside this star. Solar researchers want to change that dilemma with the new DKIST solar telescope in Hawaii. The Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics in Freiburg, Germany (formerly […]

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High-Performance Robots Thanks to Encoders with EnDat 2.2

Italian manufacturer Comau places its trust in encoder solutions with EnDat-2.2 interfaces from HEIDENHAIN for its new robot control and 3-D laser system.

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Train with full control

AQ Mekatronik in Bollnäs has made the new high-speed train master controller. The model is called MC 400 and is used to control the train’s speed and braking. It is a redundant system with two custom-made absolute encoders from Leine & Linde in each unit which produce a digital output signal pattern. Micro-switches were previously used for the signal pattern.

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