HOHNER – Absolute and Incremental Encoders and Linear Measurement

HOHNER Encoders are renowned are known for their ruggedness and high performance under extreme (e.g. dusty / hot / humid) environmental conditions (encoders with operation ranges of up to 85°C available). The product portfolio of HOHNER encompasses absolute and incremental encoders as well as linear measurement for all types of applications and industries.

Hohner’s Heavy Duty range for Heavy Industry offers robust and accurate solutions. These encoders are designed to offer maximum robustness and reliability, as well as to ensure the best performance even in the toughest conditions, such as extreme temperatures, shocks and vibrations, dust and humidity.

In addition, the 100/Duo and 100H/Duo encoders have hybrid bearings that allow, on the one hand, an electrical insulation of the shaft of ≥ 2,5 KV CC, and on the other hand, the ability of bear large shaft loads. This turns them into the most suitable for the heavy industry.

The heavy duty encoders from HOHNER are available from 24mm up to 90mm (Shaft) and 4mm to 42mm (Hollow Shaft). They offer all types of output signals (e.g. SSI, Analogue, BISS, SIN/COS etc.) and cable connectivity with resolutions up to 50.000 pulses. There are also specific fieldbus encoders available which can be connected to e.g. PROFIBUS, PROFINET, CANopen, DeviceNet etc.

HOHNER Hollow Shaft and Shaft Encoders can replace almost every model of other brands of encoders. Just forward us the model code of the brand you are having and we will propose a 1 to 1 replacement. We are for example offering a 100% compatible 1 to 1 replacement for the HEIDENHAIN ERN1387 – the HOHNER SMRS64S.


We offer to adapt the encoder to your needs on a mechanical, electronic and optical level. Hohner has a section of product adaptation in order to offer you quick solutions. Also available in small quantities. Contact us also for any customized solutions required.