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Angle encoders from HEIDENHAIN: a solution for every rotary axis

HEIDENHAIN angle encoders enable high-accuracy angular measurement down to a few arc seconds. Various design options offer the optimal solution for any application: sealed versions for high robustness, modular solutions for maximum flexibility in the application, and angle encoder modules with an integrated precision bearing. As a result, process reliability and positioning accuracy are always perfectly matched to the given scenario.

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Angle encoders with integral bearing

Thanks to their very high system accuracy, angle encoders with an integral bearing are ideal for demanding applications such as machine tools and printing machines.

Angle encoders with integral bearing

Modular angle encoders

These angle encoders can be perfectly matched to the application, offering a choice of optical or magnetic scanning and numerous combinations of circular scales, scale drums, and scanning heads.

Modular angle encoders

Angle encoder modules

The optimal interplay between these angle encoders and their high-precision bearings results in high measurement and bearing accuracy, very high resolution, exceptional repeatability, and the added benefit of easy installation.

Angle encoder modules
System integration: encoders for every application

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Brochure: Angle Encoders with Integral Bearing

Learn more about angle encoders with integral bearing, including technical features, mounting information and specifications.

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Brochure: HEIDENHAIN Encoders for Servo Drives

This brochure provides a selection of encoders designed for use on electric motors, including selection tables, technical features and specifications.

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Modular Angle Encoders with Optical Scanning

Read more about HEIDENHAIN modular angle encoders, including technical features, mounting information and specifications.

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Safety-Related Position Measuring Systems

HEIDENHAIN offers encoders that can be used in safety-related applications with purely serial data transmission via EnDat 2.2.

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Frequently asked questions

What interfaces are compatible with HEIDENHAIN angle encoders?2022-07-12T13:53:13+00:00

HEIDENHAIN scales support a huge range of intefaces with 1Vpp, TTL, Endat, FANUC, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, DRIVE-CLiQ and with the proper gateway various BUS signals are available as well.

What is the difference between an angle encoder and a rotary encoder?2022-08-30T18:53:20+00:00

Any rotary encoder with an accuracy of greater than 10’ is considered an angle encoder.

What’s the maximum line count HEIDENHAIN offers in an angle encoder?2022-07-12T13:54:36+00:00

ERO 6000 900K line per revolution.

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