Angle Encoders

Angle encoderHEIDENHAIN angle encoders are characterized by high accuracy values in the arc second range and better.

Examples of applications include:

  • Rotary tables on machine tools
  • Swivel heads on machine tools
  • C axes on lathes
  • Gear-testing machines
  • Printing units of printing machines
  • Spectrometers
  • Telescopes

Angle Encoders with Integral Bearing

HEIDENHAIN angle encoders with integral bearing are characterized in particular by very high system accuracy. The integral bearing in the encoders eliminates any effect on measuring accuracy from the bearing of the machine components.

The integrated stator coupling in the RCN/RON/ECN series encoders guarantees lowest possible error from the effect of tolerances in the shaft coupling. All angle encoders with integral bearings feature shaft seals that ensure resistance to contamination (IP64 protection). These encoders enjoy an entire spectrum of possible applications in machine tools, measuring machines, telescopes, printing machines and many other areas.

Angle Encoders without Integral Bearing

The HEIDENHAIN ERP, ERA and ERO angle encoders without integral bearing are intended for integration in machine elements or components. They operate without friction and permit high accuracy. This makes them particularly attractive for high-precision angle measuring tables and precision devices in angular metrology. The attainable system accuracy depends on the eccentricity of the graduation to the drive shaft bearing, as well as the radial runout and wobble of the bearing.

Heidenhain angle encoders in use