Control Technology that Moves Intelligently

The new HEIDENHAIN Gen 3 drives are a perfectly matched system solution based on particularly innovative and forward-thinking technologies. Machine manufacturers and users will benefit from its cutting-edge interface technology, improved performance specifications, and increased control capability. The new compact inverters, featuring optimal performance in a tiny footprint, bring the Gen 3 benefits to smaller machines.

Gen 3 drives and the new compact inverters

The Gen 3 drives video

Diagnostic approach of Gen 3 drives


The compact inverters video

The Brochure

Compact design


  • New semiconductor technology
  • Fewer system components
  • Plug-and-play technology
  • Ergonomic design

Your benefits

  • Fast and convenient installation
  • Flexibility in arranging components
  • Easy expandability of the configuration
  • Low space requirements

Convenient mounting and connection technology


  • Simple handling
  • Practical connection technology
  • Shared bus mounting for supply voltage

Your benefits

  • Easy machine upgradability (e.g., retrofitting)
  • Fast and accurate wiring
  • Rapid return to operation after servicing
  • Low installation costs

Intelligent transmission technology


  • Purely digital data transfer
  • Fiber-optic cable technology
  • Miniaturized connector technology
  • Hybrid connector for power and signal transmission

Your benefits

  • Rapid setup
  • High noise immunity
  • Reduced cabling
  • High data transfer rate

Powerful diagnostics


  • Optimal display of diagnostic data
  • On the control or via TNCdiag on a PC
  • Static information: electronic ID label and direct assignment of devices and motors
  • Dynamic information: current status of devices and measurements (e.g., quality of the fiber-optic connection)

Your benefits

  • Easy-to-understand dashboard
  • Extensive diagnostic capabilities
  • Increased process reliability
  • Reduced servicing time

Maximum performance


  • High power density
  • Future-ready hardware design
  • Higher and longer peak currents and peak load capability
  • PWM frequency of up to 16 kHz

Your benefits  

  • Excellent control loop performance for highly dynamic motors
  • Short acceleration phases of spindles and axes
  • Low space requirement in the electrical cabinet
  • Very high spindle speeds

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