HEIDENHAIN offers a wide range of position measuring devices that include sealed and exposed linear encoders and length gauges in absolute and incremental versions for a variety of applications.
A linear encoder from HEIDENHAIN is essential for machines that require high quality positioning accuracy, reliability and machining speed. Their advanced design improves productivity by eliminating machine tool position errors caused by thermal expansion of recirculating ball screws in linear feed axes, reversal errors, errors caused by deformation of the drive mechanics by machining forces and kinematic problems through pitch error in the recirculating ball screw.
HEIDENHAIN offers a full line of angle and rotary encoders for accurate angle measurements. Angle encoders differ from standard duty rotary encoders in terms of accuracy, mechanical complexity and the number of counts per revolution.
Angle encoders from HEIDENHAIN have an accuracy of better than ±5″ and a line count above 10,000 before subdivision.
Digital readouts (DRO) from HEIDENHAIN increase productivity, save time and provide higher precision and greater operating ease.
A DRO can be installed on new equipment or retrofitted to machines already in operation - whatever the machine's application and number of displayed axes.
HEIDENHAIN digital readouts have universal applications. In addition to standard tasks on milling, drilling and boring machines and lathes, they also can be used with machine tools, measuring and testing equipment, and specialist machines - in fact, they can be used with any machine where axis slides are traversed manually.
Workpiece touch probes are essential to series production, tool making and mould making. They help reduce setup times, increase machine usage time and improve the dimensional accuracy of the finished workpieces. Measuring systems for inspection and acceptance testing of machine tools provide precise and valuable measurements for both machine tool builders and users.