Linear encoders

Linear encoders measure the position of linear axes without intervening mechanical elements. This eliminates a series of potential error sources such as backlash, pitch error, or heating of the recirculating ball screw. Wherever rigorous position accuracy and high machining speeds are needed, linear encoders are essential. 


Sealed linear encoders

Sealed linear encoders feature optimal protection from dust, chips, and splash water. They are especially ideal for use in manually operated machine tools and also in numerically controlled machine tools.

Exposed linear encoders

Exposed linear encoders have zero mechanical contact between the scanning head and the scale or scale tape. Applications include production and measuring equipment in the semiconductor industry, as well as pick-and-place machines and direct drive systems.

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Purged air

Installation of DA 400
Cabeling of purged air cable per encoder
Number of LC axes with purged air
Number of RCN axes with purged air

Temperature cabling

Cabeling of analogue cable for temperature
Number of axes with temperature cable

Energy cost

Energy cost per kWh in €

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