Be successful with Hengstler

Everything flows, nothing stands still. Nothing endures but change. And nowhere is this more evident than when reviewing one's heritage. And that began for Hengstler over 175 years ago. Back then, in 1846, Johannes Hengstler, a watch maker in Aldingen, in southwest Germany, started mass production of gong springs for clocks. As the decades passed, the company introduced such products as counters, printers, cutters, relays and rotary encoders that formed the basis of the company's business today and the experience of Hengstler. In addition, today we offer regulators and linear and angle measuring systems. From 1995 on, Hengstler has been a member of the American Danaher Group. Since July 2016 Hengstler belongs to the Fortive Group. Over the years, Danaher’s portfolio evolved into an increasingly global, growth-oriented set of scientific and technological businesses, generating over B in revenue in 2015. In July 2016, Danaher separated into two independent, publicly-traded companies: Danaher and Fortive. Fortive is now a focused industrial growth company driving innovation in the areas of field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and speciality, and franchise distribution. The Fortive Group posts annual sales amounting to several billion US dollars.


HENGSTLER - the technology partner

One of our particular strengths is managing complete projects for tailor-made turnkey applications. We can effectively take a load off your shoulders by providing seamless support from initial project planning and development through to the completed product. Let us put our core competencies to work for your benefit. Besides many years of experience and comprehensive capabilities in electrical and mechanical engineering, pneumatics and electronics, as can be seen from our product range, we are also a competent partner in these fields:

  • Engineering
  • Production
  • Assembly
  • PCB configuration
  • Customizing
  • Support worldwide


HENGSTLER - the technology partner

One of our key strengths is project administration for tailor-made applications. This is based on many years of experience in such key areas as electromechanics, mechanics, pneumatics and electronics, as reflected throughout the entire HENGSTLER product range.

HENGSTLER offers its customers seamless support from initial project planning and development through to the completed product. Currently, we are developing complex projects in the fields of pneumatics and printers for such renowned customers as Bosch, Festo, IBM and Siemens.

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We can provide solutions.

Customer focus

  • Always close to you – worldwide
  • Application-specific consultancy
  • Customer-specific manufacturing
  • One-piece flow
  • Fair value for money
  • Short delivery times, high availability
  • 48-hour repair service


  • High-grade materials in line with VDE recommendations
  • Approvals such as UL, CE, TÜV ...
  • TÜV-SÜD-Managementservice certified to ISO 9001


  • Product development with state-of-the-art methods and the latest technology
  • Hengstler products set standards – worldwide
  • Products that communicate with each other (bus systems)


  • Know-how in development, manufacturing and sales
  • Capable application consultants


  • The broad range of components for counting, metering, controlling, regulating, measuring, switching, printing, cutting
  • One name ... one source
  • Additional flexibility thanks to a large number of variants


  • Hengstler was founded in 1846, has been building counters since 1926, sensors since 1987, relays since 1983 ...


Highest commitment to your optimum solution

Hengstler tailor-made products

Hengstler provides you with tailor-made counting and control components because, in most cases, we can adapt our encoders, printers, counters and relays exactly to your application.

Our engineers have extensive industry know-how from many successfully implemented customer projects and therefore have a deep understanding of the requirements of your application. They know which mechanical or electrical modifications are necessary to achieve the best possible performance.

An adaptation is not sufficient in your case? No problem: We are also happy to develop customer-specific solutions. You define the specifications - we'll do the rest.


Robust and Reliable Rotary Encoder Solutions for Challenging Applications

Hengstler offers a wide range of incremental and absolute encoders that provide reliable performance in challenging environments such as construction machinery, oil and gas, agriculture, mining and more. See application examples of our solutions in these environments and learn what makes our encoders ideal for extreme environments.


Experience, Versatility, Competence - HENGSTLER

Hengstler is a leading European manufacturer of industrial components for counting and control applications, such as counters/timers, rotary encoders, industrial and temperature controllers, relays, and printers and cutters.

Customers around the globe appreciate our extensive experience and competent service, our broad application know-how and our high flexibility, which is a result of our vast offer of different product variants. Moreover, we can support our customers effectively by offering tailor-made application projects.


Rotary encoder

  • Absolute encoder
  • Incremental encoder
  • Ex rotary encoder (ATEX / IECEx)
  • Sin/Cos rotary encoder
  • Resolvers
  • Profinet encoder
  • Profibus encoder


  • Totalizing counters
  • Preset counters
  • Multifunctional counters
  • Time counters
  • Tachometers
  • Position displays
  • Pneumatic proximity switches (ATEX)
  • Mechanical counters
  • Digital counters / Electronic counters
  • Pneumatic counters / Pneumatic timers (ATEX)
  • Pulse counters


  • Safety relays
  • High-voltage relays
  • Mains isolation relay

Printer & Cutter

  • Thermal Printers
  • Industrial Receipt Printers
  • Kiosk Printers - Thermal Kiosk Printers
  • Cutters


  • Measuring Wheels



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