HEIDENHAIN products ensure that both machines and plants work productively and efficiently. The company began in 1948 in Traunreut. Since then, HEIDENHAIN has produced over 5 million linear encoders, over ten million rotary and angular HEIDENHAIN encoders, 550,000 digital readouts and nearly 225,000 TNC controls. Older TNC controls could use Fanuc drives. This expertise provides the assurance that HEIDENHAIN remains the right choice, now and in the future.
The HEIDENHAIN Group encompasses a number of well-known and established companies, including Sumtak and Anilam with their UK head office based in Burgess Hill, London, UK.
DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH 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.
HEIDENHAIN rotary encoders UK serve as measuring sensors for rotary motion, angular velocity and also, when used in conjunction with mechanical measuring standards such as lead screws, for linear motion. Application areas include electrical motors, machine tools, printing machines, woodworking machines, textile machines, robots and handling devices, as well as various types of measuring, testing, and inspection devices.
HEIDENHAIN scales or sealed linear encoders are protected from dust, chips and splash fluids and are ideal for operation on machine tools. An aluminum housing and elastic sealing lips protect the scale, scanning carriage and guideway from chips, swarf, dirt and splash water The scanning carriage travels in a low-friction guide within the scale unit. It is connected to the external mounting block by a coupling that compensates unavoidable misalignment between the scale and the machine guideways
TNC controls have been proving themselves in daily use on milling machines, drilling and boring machines, and machining centres. This success is due in part to their shop-oriented programmability, but also to their compatibility with programs of the predecessor models. Limited replacement spares available.