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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Product Overview: rotary encoders for the elevator industry

Product Overview: rotary encoders for the elevator industry

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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

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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Positioning and speed control system for fifth largest telescope in the United States

Did you know that HEIDENHAIN components are within the new Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) that has recently seen its first light at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona? As part of the DCT’s mount and control system developed by General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies (GDST), four HEIDENHAIN tape encoders and an EIB interface system are used inside to assist with its important positioning and speed functions.

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