Interfaces of HEIDENHAIN Encoders
As defined transitions between encoders and subsequent electronics, interfaces ensure the reliable exchange of information.
HEIDENHAIN offers encoders with interfaces for many common subsequent electronics. The interface possible in each respective case depends, among other things, on the measuring method used by the encoder.
PROFIBUS is a nonproprietary, open fieldbus in accordance with the international EN 50 170 standard. The connecting of sensors through fieldbus systems minimizes the cost of cabling and reduces the number of lines between encoder and subsequent electronics.
PROFINET IO is the open Industrial Ethernet Standard for industrial communication. It builds on the field-proven function model of PROFIBUS-DP, but uses fast Ethernet technology as physical transmission medium and is therefore tailored for fast transmission of I/O data. It offers the possibility of transmission for required data, parameters and IT functions at the same time.