Encoder selection tool

Encoder selection tool

July 11, 2019

Heidenhain Corp.

Design Components Motion control Motors/Drive

Schaumburg, Illinois – The multi-level online Encoder Selection Tool for automation considers various industries and applications, and then suggests the brands with suitable options, selecting from nine international brands and its own position measurement components.

“It can be quite difficult for many users to navigate the vast product range of position feedback components available from Heidenhain and determine what best fits their needs,” said Jonathan Dougherty, Heidenhain’s Automation Division business development manager. “This new tool considers those customer needs and easily distills the many options down to the offerings that are suitable for review.”

Within the selection tool, users are first asked to “Select Your Industry,” then “Select Your Application,” followed by “Select Encoder Type.” Those encoder types can be rotary encoders, linear encoders, or slip rings, depending upon application. At that point, the user is directed to possible solutions, further resources for review and a “For More Information” form if interested in requesting more on encoder automation solutions.