Heidenhain Corp. acquires AMO Corp.

February 02, 2018 - 04:15pm

Heidenhain Corp.Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., which manufactures encoders, digital readouts and numerical controls, acquired AMO Corp., an Austrian specialty encoder company. This acquisition has resulted in AMO sales operations and products being coordinated at Heidenhain in the U.S. for North America. AMO encoder production and engineering will remain in Austria. AMO is well-known for meeting the precision feedback requirements in applications where high resolution is needed, particularly in highly contaminated machine environments, such as in automation, medical and semiconductor applications, as well as some metalforming, bending and manual machine tool applications. AMO encoders are inductive-based and can survive many types of rough environments, including coolants, slurries, heavy dust particles and high vibration, and still maintain accuracy and high resolution.

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