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HEIDENHAIN Product Spectrum


An Overview

HEIDENHAIN develops and manufactures linear encoders, angular encoders, rotary encoders, digital readouts, and numerical controls. HEIDENHAIN delivers its products to manufacturers of machine tools and manufacturers of automated facilities and machines, especially for semiconductor and electronics manufacturing.

A continuous drive to provide technically superior products in combination with reliability, closeness to the customer, and a practice-oriented frame of mind form the basis of HEIDENHAIN's efforts. Our competence in the area of linear and angular metrology is reflected by a large number of customized solutions for users. These include in particular the measuring and inspection devices developed and built for many of the world's standards laboratories as well as angle encoders for various telescope projects and satellite receiving antennas. Naturally the standard products also profit from these experiences.

HEIDENHAIN has always sought a dialog with science and research on the one hand and with users and customers on the other.


HEIDENHAIN is represented in 49 countries today, mostly by wholly owned subsidiaries. Sales engineers and service technicians support the user on-site with technical information and servicing.

The high quality of standard of HEIDENHAIN is documented through certification in the ISO 9001 quality systems model and by authorization as German Calibration Service (DKD) inspection station for units of length and angle. Long product service life and recyclable designs on the one hand and careful use of resources and optimized energy consumption on the other are preconditions for the Environmental Declaration in compliance with ISO 14001.

The high quality of HEIDENHAIN products depends on special production facilities and measuring equipment. Masters and submasters for scale manufacturing are produced in a clean-room building, with special measures for temperature stabilization and vibration insulation, built especially for this purpose. The copying machines and the machines required for the manufacture and measurement of linear and circular graduations are also developed and built by HEIDENHAIN.

Here is what HEIDENHAIN stands for today

The TNC control with its conversational programming has become a standard for tool and die making in Europe. HEIDENHAIN offers a complete program of absolute and incremental rotary encoders, linear and angular and rotary encoders.

  • Approx. five million rotary and angle encoders,
  • Over three-and-a-half million linear encoders,
  • 400 000 position displays,
  • and nearly 180 000 TNC controls are in use worldwide.

Worldwide, HEIDENHAIN comprises approx. 6000 employees, 2400 of whom work in the main facility in Traunreut, Germany.


Dr.-Johannes-Heidenhain-Straße 5
83301 Traunreut
Tel: +49 (0) 8669 - 31-0
Fax: +49 (0) 8669 - 50 61

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