Heidenhain Corporation

Phone: 847-490-1191
Toll-Free: 800-219-0858
Fax: 847-490-3931

Please visit: Heidenhain Corporation

Mailing Address:
333 E State Pkwy.
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5337 US

Company Profile

HEIDENHAIN develops and manufactures linear encoders, angular encoders, rotary encoders, digital readouts, and numerical controls. HEIDENHAIN delivers its products to manufacturers of machine tools and manufacturers of automated facilities and machines, especially for semiconductor and electronics manufacturing. HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the wholly owned subsidiary of the German company DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH. HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is located in Schaumburg, IL 15 minutes northwest of Chicago. Sales, service and all corporate responsibilities for North America are handled out of this location. In addition, training for our distributors and customers is conducted on a continual basis at the Schaumburg office.

Product Categories of Heidenhain Corporation

  • Calibration Equipment
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
  • Digital Readout (DRO) Units
  • Encoders/Resolvers
  • Interferometers
  • Laser Measurement Systems
  • Linear Scales
  • Probes, Electromechanical
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services

Trade Names

  • Acu-Rite
  • Certo
  • Double Ball Bar
  • EnDat
  • EnDat 2.2
  • Evaluation Software
  • Grid Plate
  • KGM
  • LIDA
  • Manual Plus M
  • Metro
  • Positip
  • RSF
  • Specto
  • TNC

Deep Links

Linear Encoders Improve Machine Tool Accuracy Here you will find the technical white paper on linear encoders and machine tool accuracy

EnDat 2.2 - The bidirectional synchronous serial encoder interface from HEIDENHAIN The latest information on EnDat 2.2

HEIDENHAIN Documentation Downloads Here you will find a useful link to all HEIDENHAIN Operating Manuals for Digital Readout and Control Products available for download.

Product Announcements Provided By Heidenhain Corporation

HEIDENHAIN Introduces Innovative TNC 620 Contouring Control

HEIDENHAIN Now Offers One of the Most Accurate 3-D Machine Tool Touch Probes in the Market Today

HEIDENHAIN Offers 3-D Touch Probes for Use on 3rd Party Controls

The Flexible New MANUALplus 620 Contouring Control for CNC and Cycle Lathes from HEIDENHAIN

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Lathe Control Features User and OEM Updates
Heidenhain’s CNC Pilot 640 lathe control has been updated with new functions and hardware for the machine operator and builder.

Interface Board Added to Control Line
Heidenhain offers a new interface board for its Profinet-IO to provide more options for users of conversationally friendly TNC controls.

What to Know about Torque Motors
Torque motors are commonly used in indexing tables on machine tools. This succinct article helps you evaluate this and other applications in which power transmission for rotation calls for the advantages of a torque motor.

Iron-Core Torque Motors Feature Anti-Cogging Design
Available from Heidenhain, Etel’s four series of direct-drive iron-core torque motors are said to be suitable for machine tool applications including machining centers, turn-mill machines, rotary tables, transfer machines and more.

CNC for Vertical Knee Mills Has Intuitive User Prompts
Available from Heidenhain, Acu-Rite's MillPwrG2 CNC for vertical knee mills enables intuitive programming that uses “plain language” prompts.

Touch Probe Maximizes Transmission Ranges with User-Transmitted Signals
Heidenhain offers its TS 460 touch probe featuring user-transmitted trigger signals which can be sent over infrared or radio waves without changing the probe.

Optical Rotary Encoders Suited to Dynamic Stages
Heidenhain's ERO 1200 and 1400 series of modular optical rotary encoders are designed for motion control use on dynamic stages and machines in the general automation or semiconductor industries, such as pick-and-place machines.

Angle Encoders Integrate Safety Components
Heidenhain offers a version of its RCN series absolute angle encoders with built-in functional safety components that enable machine shut-off in case of a malfunction.

Rotary Encoder Provides Diagnostics
Available from Heidenhain, Leine & Linde’s Model 862 rotary encoder with Profibus DP supports condition monitoring systems for use in the steel, wind power and other industries.

Straight-Cut Control for Milling, Drilling, Boring
Heidenhain’s TNC 128 straight-cut CNC is designed for use with milling, drilling and boring machines.

Magnetic Encoder Suitable for Harsh Environments
Using a smaller positioning error within each signal, Heidenhain’s ERM 2200 magnetic rotary encoder series with a 200-micrometer signal period, is designed to meet finer accuracy requirements on machine tools.

3D Profiling Software Option for Parts Measurement
Heidenhain’s IK 5000 Quadra-Chek PC-based inspection software and hardware system offers a new 3D profiling capability, enabling users to quickly measure and determine part profiles within desired tolerance zones.

Verification Tool Increases Machine Accuracy
Heidenhain’s KGM 282 verification tool helps users pinpoint problems in machine tool dynamics to increase accuracy.

High-Accuracy Length Gage for Harsh Environments
Heidenhain’s Acanto 30xx high-accuracy length gage features a 30-mm measuring stroke, making it suitable for measuring objects of multiple sizes or for applications requiring a long travel.

Metrology Software Eases 2D, 3D Measuring
Heidenhain’s PC-based Quadra-Chek IK 5000 version 3.0.0 metrology software is designed to enable more convenient 2D and 3D measuring tasks.

Encoder Interface Box Increases Controls Compatibility
Heidenhain’s EIB 2391S encoder interface box is designed to increase encoder compatibility with Siemens controls.

Touch Probes Use Both Radio and Infrared Signals
Two touch probes from Heidenhain employ what the company describes as hybrid technology, using both radio and infrared signal transmission.

Metrology DRO for Manual Measurement Systems
The ND 120 Quadra-Chek metrology digital readout (DRO) from Heidenhain is designed for manual measuring machines such as optical comparators and measuring microscopes.

Linear Scale for Long Machine Tool Axes
Heidenhain’s LC 200 linear scale is designed for linear measurement on machine tool axes ranging to 28 m (almost 92 ft.), and it can be used with linear motors.

DROs Feature New LED Screens
Heidenhain has upgraded its line of metrology digital readouts (DROs) to include LED screens.