Measurement and Control Technology for Demanding Positioning Tasks

DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH develops and manufactures linear and angle encoders, rotary encoders, digital readouts, and nume-rical controls for demanding positio-ning tasks. 

HEIDENHAIN products are used primarily in high-precision machine tools as well as in plants for the production and processing of electronic components. 

With our extensive experience and know-how in the development and manufacture of measuring devices and numerical controls, we create the groundwork for the automation of tomorrow’s plants and production machines.

An impression of our worldwide installed base:

  • over 20 million rotary and angle encoders,
  • approx. 7 million linear encoders,
  • 500.000 position displays,
  • and nearly 280.000 TNC controls.

The TNC control with its conversa-tional programming has become a standard for tool and die making in Europe.

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

This is including our group products:

  • AMO
  • ETEL
  • Numerik Jena 
  • RSF



HEIDENHAIN NEDERLAND B.V. in Ede is taking care of the support for customers in the Netherlands. 

Besides a well-equipped repair shop with advanced test- and calibration tools, experienced employees are available to offer the advice and technical support you need, optionally on site. With our exchange service, we provide aid quick and simple to get your machine running again.  

Our product portfolio:

  • precise position measurement: length gauges, linear encoders, rotary encoders and angle encoders,
  • subsequent electronics such as digital readouts and interface electronics,
  • CNC controls for milling, turning, drilling, boring machines,
  • touch probes and comparator systems,
  • direct drive motors, linear & torque,

  • modules: angular encoders combined with bearings and optional with motor, and
  • complete stages & motion systems including motion control.
    Our team would be glad to help you in selecting the optimal system for your application.