Heidenhain Linear Encoder Perfect for Linear Motors
Heidenhain announces its miniature incremental exposed linear encoders, the LIF400 Series, designed especially for linear motor applications.
With its postage-stamp size scanning unit and very high accuracy, these encoders are of special interest to stage manufacturers or anyone using linear motors in their machine design.
With travel up to 1 m, the LIF400s maintain a scale accuracy grade of ±3 μm. Stage manufacturers will find that these encoders meet the needs for both coarse and fine measurement applications (4 microns down to 10 nanometers of resolution) and are perfect for installations with limited space as well as those with large mounting tolerance requirements.
The LIF400 Series offers a revolutionary type of grating called SUPRADUR. This grating style offers an unusually high tolerance to contamination such as oil, dust, and fingerprints due to the precisely measured layers of glass and reflective material that prevents contaminants from interfering with the light-based, noncontact scanning principle.
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