Digital manufacturing starts with HEIDENHAIN. We will be showing software solutions that allows you to model your entire production chain, thus digitalizing your shop floor.



Tell us about your company.

HEIDENHAIN develops and manufactures linear and angle encoders, rotary encoders, digital readouts, length gauges 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. We also address general automation applications from robotics to elevator systems for speed and position.


Your company will be exhibiting at IMTS, what is it that makes this an important event for your company?

Machine tools and manufacturing machines is one of our core markets. We offer the industry-leading 5-axis control and will be featuring our new CNC called the TNC7. You will see our latest technology in closed loop control, linear and angle encoders.


What makes your booth a must visit for IMTS Attendees?

Digital manufacturing starts with HEIDENHAIN. We will be showing software solutions that allows you to model your entire production chain, thus digitalizing your shop floor.


IMTS has many educational sessions, forums & Demo’s, is your company involved in any of them this year?

Yes of course! You will find us in the Student Summit, booth # 215600. And, Mr. Gisbert Ledvon will be speaking on “Automation and monitoring as a subsequent technology to optimize machine utilization” on Wednesday, September 14 at 1:15PM in the West Building room W-193-B.


When you get a chance to walk the exhibit hall floor yourself, what is it you will be most interested to see?  Any educational sessions, pavilions etc. you plan on attending? 

That’s a great question. I’ve always been fascinated with metal cutting machines. They keep getting faster and more accurate. I broke into the industry in the late 70’s and remember my first experience with a point to point CNC. I thought to myself, what’s next? Little did I know!


The factory floor is undertaking rapid advancements, be it automation, robotics, machine vision or data.  Automation Technology is a huge part for many manufacturers, give us an idea on how your company and product is being utilized now in the smart factory. 

Digitally network your shop floor. The software solutions from HEIDENHAIN model your entire production chain, thus digitalizing your shop floor. You won’t need Cloud computing or be tied to a specific machine manufacturer or type of control. With Connected Machining, HEIDENHAIN offers individualized solutions for fully digitalized job management within your production environment, encompassing the machine, engineering office and production planning. Efficiently optimize your manufacturing environment with production analysis and Digital Shop Floor consulting from HEIDENHAIN. Our training courses and webinars will keep you informed, and our support team is ready to answer your questions.


Give us your thoughts on what the future holds for manufacturers and automation technology.

The future of manufacturing and automation technology is only limited by our imagination! We must get our children interested and excited about manufacturing technology. This is one of the goals at HEIDENHAIN. If we can accomplish this, no telling where we will be 10-years from now. 



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Many of today's disruptive technologies wouldn't be possible without a keen focus on precision. But in fast-paced corporate environments, the bottom line sometimes trumps superior engineering. At HEIDENHAIN, we're in a unique position to put R&D before net profit: In 1970, company founder Dr. Johannes Heidenhain placed his shares of the company into a foundation, enabling HEIDENHAIN to invest extensively in exciting new technologies. The result? Game-changing innovations that help our customers and their end-users gain an edge in competitive, ever-changing industries.

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