Tailor-made encoders for demanding industries

Significantly higher accuracy at the tool center point of robots

HEIDENHAIN rotary and angle encoders permit an improvement of industrial robots in their absolute position accuracy at the tool center point by up to 80 percent. In addition to their motor feedback function, they can be mounted as secondary encoders on each robot axis after the gearbox. Here they ascertain the actual position of each robot joint and in all circumstances take into account the zero position error and the reversal error. In addition, they measure the opposing forces from machining in each axis of the robot arm. With this equipment, the tasks of robots can become more precise in assembly technology and in the machining of large workpieces.

The formula for success at machine tool accuracy

At the SPS, HEIDENHAIN presents rotary encoders, angle and linear encoders for the highly dynamic motion control of machine tools and at the same time for highly accurate position measurement. They are also very impressive with regard to high mechanical and process reliability.

RCN absolute angle encoders

ECN 400, EQN 400 und ERN 400 rotary encoders with integral bearing

LC 100 sealed linear encoders for NC-controlled machine tools

Closed Loop—the formula for success in greater machine tool accuracy

For example, HEIDENHAIN ROQ model rotary encoders ensure fault-free workpiece transfer in lathes

Simple and uniform operating data diagnostics – with Connected Machining

At HEIDENHAIN, the user at the control is the center of digital order management of his milling or turning machine. The options, software and hardware solutions from Connected Machining in the HEIDENHAIN control provide him with convenient access to all necessary information in the company network. At the same time, the user can return data from production to the process chain, so that all parties involved can always work with real data from production. At the SPS IPC Drives, HEIDENHAIN focuses primarily on the aspects of uniformly digital operating data diagnostics. A demo application on a TNC 640 control shows impressively how easy it is with Connected Machining to receive and edit job and production data directly at the control.

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Straightforward diagnostics guarantee process reliability

Process reliability is a key cross-industry issue at the PLC IPC Drives. Here HEIDENHAIN focuses on encoder diagnostics. With the idea of valuation numbers that describe the basic properties of an encoder, HEIDENHAIN has significantly simplified diagnostics. In addition, HEIDENHAIN is the only encoder manufacturer to offer a diagnostic tool for all encoders with absolute or incremental interfaces: the PWM 21 adjusting and testing device and ATS software. This enables users to check the condition of the encoders both during machine operation (online diagnostics) and during assembly or repair (offline diagnostics).

Our solutions for system monitoring at a glance

Testing and inspecting equipment for the analysis of encoders

HEIDENHAIN-ACANTO with comprehensive diagnostic functions

Fast data transmission with high transmission reliability: the EnDat interface

All information on interfaces for HEIDENHAIN encoders

Inductive rotary encoders for highly dynamic drives

High control quality and system accuracy as well as very high tolerance, especially against vibrations and electromagnetic influences—these are the strengths of the ECI/EQI 1100 and ECI/EQI 1300 inductive rotary encoders without bearings. This makes them ideal for position feedback for highly dynamic applications.

All variants support safety integrity level SIL 2, category 3 PL d. Additional measures in the control can enable attainment of even SIL 3, category 4 PL e. And they offer a mechanical fault exclusion against loosening of the shaft or stator connection.

Our measuring devices for drive technology at a glance

ECI/EQI 1100 with a diameter of 37 mm

ECI/EQI 1300 with a diameter of 65 mm

Accuracy in the service of health

Careful, safe and accurate—medical devices for the examination and treatment of patients need to have these core properties. Highly accurate measuring devices on the axes are crucial in this effort, for example on an operating table or irradiation apparatus. Length and angle measuring devices from HEIDENHAIN meet the requirements of manufacturers of medical devices and systems for accurate position measurement, compact design and high reliability:

Our measuring devices for medical technology at a glance

LIC 4100 absolute linear encoder

ECI 4000 inductive rotary encoders for hollow shaft diameters of 90 mm

The most important details comprehensively summarized: technical information on medical technology

HEIDENHAIN controls show their strengths in the reliable manufacture of medical devices:

What are the advantages of HEIDENHAIN controls for the manufacture of medical devices?

HEIDENHAIN-Messtechnik für den Aufzug der Zukunft

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HEIDENHAIN liefert die Messtechnik für diese innovative Technologie, die den sicheren und komfortablen Betrieb ermöglicht: das absolute induktive Längenmesssystem LINA 200.

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Klassische Aufzüge dynamisch und komfortabel verfahren – mit HEIDENHAIN-Drehgebern für die Aufzugsindustrie