Rotary encoders

Rotary encoders from HEIDENHAIN stand for premium quality, durability, and precision, delivering accurate and dependable position and speed measurement. Due to their outstanding features and rugged, easy-to-install design, HEIDENHAIN rotary encoders have been used throughout the world for many years.

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External rotary encoders

Rotary encoders for external installation onto machines and electric motors feature a high protection rating of up to IP66 and permissible operating temperatures of up to 100°C.

External rotary encoders

Internal rotary encoders

Rotary encoders for internal installation within devices or motor housings are designed for high vibrations and operating temperatures of up to 120 °C. They offer a protection rating of up to IP40.

Internal rotary encoders
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Brochure: HEIDENHAIN Rotary Encoders

Learn more about HEIDENHAIN rotary encoders, including specifications and electrical connection information.

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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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Resolvers vs. Encoders for Motion Control

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