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Founded in 1889, HEIDENHAIN develops and manufactures linear and angle encoders, rotary encoders, digital readouts, and numerical controls for demanding positioning 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.
Since 1889, we have maintained 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. HEIDENHAIN has always sought a dialog with science and research on the one hand and with users and customers on the other. Our competence in the area of linear and angular metrology is reflected by a large number of customized solutions for users. These include the measuring and test equipment developed and built for many of the world’s standards laboratories and the angular encoders for various telescopes and satellite receiving antennas. The products in the standard HEIDENHAIN product program naturally profit from the knowledge gained in such projects.
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.
The high quality of standard of HEIDENHAIN is documented through certification in the ISO 9001 quality systems model and by authorization as a DAkkS 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.