Heidenhain will be displaying examples from its comprehensive range of high-accuracy, cost-effective angular, linear and rotary encoders on its stand at the MACH exhibition (Hall 5, stand 5110, 7-11 June 2010 at the NEC,Birmingham).
An aluminium housing and elastic sealing lips protect the scale, guideway and scanning carriage; the latter travels in a low-friction guide within the scale unit and is connected to the external mounting block by a coupling that compensates for misalignment between the scale and the machine guideways.
Sealed linear encoders are available with full-size scale housings for high resistance to vibration up to measuring lengths of 30m, and as slimline versions for applications where installation space is limited for measuring lengths up to 2040mm.
Also on show, Heidenhain's LIDA exposed linear encoders operate with no mechanical contact between the scanning head and the scale or scale tape, with typical areas of application being measuring machines, comparators and other precision devices in linear metrology, as well as production and measuring equipment - for example, in the semiconductor industry.
There will also be a range of ND display units for simple DRO, metrology and gauging applications, as well as ST gauges and the new ACANTO absolute digital length gauge.
Follow the link to find out more about Heidenhain's angular, linear and rotary encoders.