Heidenhain offers for position measurement in machines and plants with Siemens controls absolute encoders with "Drive-Cliq" interface from Siemens. They provide position and operating data safely and directly to the controllers. Because each application in addition to the data interface further specific requirements z. B. has the mechanics or the accuracy of the encoder, numerous variants for optimal connectivity are available.
One interface, countless possibilities - that is the short description for the program of these encoders. From this program, the machine and plant manufacturer can easily select the optimum solution for his control requirements. This includes above all the choice between encoders with optical or inductive scanning.
Optical and inductive encoders are in many cases cultivation compatible. While the optical encoders enable higher accuracies, inductive encoders are robust, impervious to contamination and compact. By using the same motor, its system accuracy or overall length can be optimized.
In addition to singleturn and multi-turn encoders with gearbox for counting the full revolutions to choose from. As variants with and without self-storage as well as with different shaft designs and diameters, they round off this.