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

Every industry has one company that defines it, and in measurement feedback, that one company is HEIDENHAIN.

HEIDENHAIN Corporation is the North American subsidiary of the German company DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. This superior technology is utilized within high precision motion control and machining systems worldwide.

With over 100 years in the precision measurement industry, HEIDENHAIN is committed to providing customers with the products they need to meet the continually increasing demands for accuracy, precision, speed and cost savings.

The product lines include:

Primary industries served are metalworking, machine tool, semiconductor and electronics, motor/drive, general automation, and medical, but can be of service anywhere highly dependable precision measurement and motion control is needed.

At HEIDENHAIN’s North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL, multiple company brands are represented including HEIDENHAIN, ACU-RITE, RSF Electronics, NUMERIK JENA, Leine & Linde, RENCO, and SUMTAK. This location is the North American source of sales and service of products, as well the site for hands-on training covering product installation, use and programming, as well as training for distributors. HEIDENHAIN satellite sales and service offices are located across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


Product Categories of Heidenhain Corporation

  • Calibration Equipment
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
  • Digital Readout (DRO) Units
  • Encoders/Resolvers
  • Handwheels, Knobs, Cranks, etc.
  • Interferometers
  • Laser Measurement Systems
  • Linear Scales
  • Non-Servo Electric Motors (Including Spindles, Drive Units, & Power Feeds)
  • Probes, Electromechanical
  • Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
  • Tool Presetters

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

As seen in MMS

Heidenhain Redesigns Website
The new website is said to enable machine builders and end users to search for parts more easily.

DRO Measures 2D Geometrical Features
Heidenhain’s Quadra-Chek 3000 digital readout (DRO) features an evaluation electronics box designed for measuring 2D geometrical features quickly and easily.

Encoder Inspection Device Supports Multiple Serial Interfaces
Heidenhain’s PWT 100 is a compact, stand-alone inspection device used for checking the function and adjustment of the company’s encoders.

Turn-Mill CNC Enables CAD Visualization, Interpolation Turning
Heidenhain’s TNC 640 turn-mill CNC enables interpolation turning and gear hobbing for machining large parts, such as those required for power plants.

Improving a Popular Mill-Turn Control
Gear hobbing capabilities, enhanced graphics and the ability to perform interpolation turning have been added to this well-known mill-turn control.

Linear Encoder Protects Against Scale Contamination
Heidenhain’s redesigned Lida 400 series exposed linear encoders are designed for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), linear motion stages, wafer inspection, waterjet cutting and other applications.

Control Capabilities Often Go Unused
The value of some control capabilities don’t become apparent until they are seen in use. Heidenhain supports its CNC users with a new Chicago-area training facility.

Heidenhain Hires VP of Sales and Marketing, North America
David Doyle has over 25 years of management experience.

Heidenhain Joins MCMA
The company has already posted several technical case studies and papers to the Motion Control & Motor Association’s website.

Know Your Control
A new training center will enable Heidenhain to support its CNC users by ensuring that they are aware of all that the control can do. The value of some control capabilities don’t become apparent until they are seen in use.

Heidenhain Opens Five-Axis Machining Lab
The on-site lab will serve customers in terms of training as well as demonstration.

The CNC as Nerve Center
In the move to data-driven manufacturing, communication and data transfer have to be possible in all directions. The machine control is a sort of "hub" in the manufacturing environment.

Rotary Encoders Employ EtherCAT Technology
The Leine & Linde PSE and PHE 900 series of rotary encoders, available from Heidenhain, are designed for heavy-duty applications and are now available with an EtherCAT interface option.

Ring Encoder Design Simplifies Service, Handling
Leine & Linde has expanded the range of sizes for its MRI 2000 ring encoder, available from Heidenhain.

Absolute Rotary Encoders Include SSI Interface for High Resolution
Heidenhain has expanded its range of absolute rotary encoders with devices that incorporate the SSI interface, including the 35-mm-diameter ECN 1013, EQN 1025, ROC 1013 and ROQ 1025 models.

April 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning
View turning centers, lathes, controls and more in this month’s product slideshow.

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.

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.