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HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of the German company DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, and the regional representation for the brand LEINE LINDE. This brand is known for offering high quality, heavy-duty encoders of both the incremental and absolute type that are designed to cope with the harshest of environments.  Additionally LEINE LINDE products are capable of being equipped with state of the art condition monitoring, with easy integration into any Industry 4.0 system. This Advanced Diagnostic System (ADS) provides key environmental data, like temperature, vibration and frequency, and can be accessed wirelessly via Bluetooth to facilitate easy maintenance check ups.



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 Press Releases

  • Schaumburg, IL  (February 2022) – With innovative new features designed into the already-robust line of Leine Linde rotary encoders, the new M500 encoders are now making their debut. These bearingless inductive encoders promise machine manufactures and owners the best possible life expectancy on the market, as well as increased motion control performance in extreme environments and often in a smaller, lighter size.

    Several variants of these M500 rotary encoders are now becoming available in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN. The new M500 models utilize HEIDENHAIN’s proven inductive scanning technology that makes them immune to contamination and electrical and magnetic fields. The inductive scanning also can be used to extend average encoder lifetimes, as well as reduce encoder size while maintaining superior performance and environmental robustness. This new series also offers clever new features to simplify mounting.

    One example in this new series of four models is the unique Leine Linde MZI 594 encoder with a sliding shaft design which compensates for thermal influences. Click to watch a video.

    Common applications for these extreme-use encoders include for use in motors, crane automation, pulp and paper processes and wind energy.

    Each of the new M500 series have their own specific features, however, some key ones to note are:

    Operating temperature range from ¬-20 °C…+100 °C (dependent on which version)

    Ingress protection class IP67 (IP69; MZI 594)

    Shaft play (axial) ± 3 mm (MZI 594)

    Rotational speed max 6000 rpm

    For more information, contact a North American Leine Linde representative.

    Leine Linde is based in Sweden with exclusive North American distribution through HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in Schaumburg, IL. Leine Linde is well known for offering high-quality, heavy-duty encoders of both the incremental and absolute type. They are noted for their product robustness and designed to cope with the harshest of environments, such as those with high vibration, dirt and cold temperatures. These heavy, severe duty encoders are suited for drive and measurement applications and are often found in industries such as pulp and paper, forest and wood processing, agriculture, aggregate and mining equipment.

    HEIDENHAIN represents nine company brands in North America, including Leine Linde.

    High-res image available here.

    Product Contact

    Jonathan Dougherty, HEIDENHAIN Business Development Manager, Automation


    Media Contact

    Kathleen Herrmann, K-Pro PR, Inc.


  • Schaumburg, IL  (February 2022) – Developed to help prevent civil disasters and save lives, HEIDENHAIN’s ESR digital strain sensor is available to monitor the structural health on structures, such as on bridges and buildings, in order to provide preventative maintenance information.  With a renewed emphasis on improving the national infrastructure, this digital ESR strain sensor is the perfect option as it offers significantly higher accuracy and increased robustness when compared with conventional strain and vibration gauges.  It also offers transferable mounting allowing users to move the one-gauge sensor to multiple locations.  See sensor video here.

    The ESR series is a fatigue-free measurement concept providing high-resolution digital input into a system of choice. This sensor offers structural engineers and inspectors the ability to detect and analyze acute risk and continual loading on a bridge or building, thus monitoring strain and allowing them to make necessary adjustments in order to avoid potential tragedies.

    This ESR strain sensor  is coupled with a high-quality encoder using the digital interface EnDat which provides the significantly higher signal quality than otherwise available.  It is easy to install and is transferable to other locations by simply manipulating the integrated footing system.  It is also suitable for use in exposed conditions and harsh environments.

    This ESR sensor can detect strain of down to 0.025 μɛ (μm/m) and measure dynamic vibration of up to 30 kHz.  It has a measuring range of ±5000 μɛ. The product enclosure is IP66-rated, which means it is dust proof and has protection against powerful jets of water. It is of use in a temperature range from -40°C to +100°C.

    See Structural Health Monitoring site: https://structural-monitoring.heidenhain.com/

    High-resolution image available here.

    Product Contact:

    Jonathan Dougherty, HEIDENHAIN Business Development Manager, Automation


    Media Contact:

    Kathleen Herrmann, K-Pro PR, Inc.



  • Position feedback encoders
    Leine Linde develops and manufactures customized encoder and sensor solutions for demanding environments, advanced measuring systems for accurate feedback of speed, position or structural strain....

  • Absolute and incremental encoders
    Leine Linde develops and manufactures customized encoder and sensor solutions
    for demanding environments, advanced measuring systems for accurate feedback of
    speed or position.
    Linear encoders
    Linear 4000 series encoders from Leine Linde fit straight into the most demanding
    industrial environments and are very appreciated in steel mills and other metal
    processing industries.
    Bearing-less encoders
    Magnetic ring encoders MRI 2200/2300 are made for mounting directly onto large
    rotating shafts. Bearing-less encoder model MRI 2850 is built to mount directly on the
    main shaft of the standard 8.5” C-Face motors.
    Condition monitoring
    By providing relevant diagnostics, encoders today are so much more than just
    encoders. With their condition monitoring functionalities, they enable predictive
    maintenance and problem-free operation time.
    Encoders for hazardous locations
    A growing range of Leine Linde encoders are certified for use in hazardous areas,
    zones 1, 2, 21 and 22, where an explosive environment may occur.
    Functional safety encoders
    Functional safety encoders for motors and drives applications, cranes and hoists,
    wind turbines, and other automation applications in demanding environments. SIL2-
    and PLd- certified.
    Programmable Speed Switch
    Leine Linde’s programmable speed detection system features relay switches for
    immediate speed control.
    Strain sensors
    The robust and precise ESR strain sensor can be used permanently or in
    measurement campaigns. It provides digitalized strain measurement data directly
    into the machine controller or data acquisition system.
    Structural load monitoring
    Leine Linde provides solutions with different levels of system integration for structural
    load monitoring. From robust sensors and components up to system applications
    tailored for specific needs!

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