Linear encoders for machine tools

LC Series absolute linear encoders from Heidenhain Corp. have reportedly been redesigned to meet today's measurement requirements in machine tools better, and also now include two interfaces: EnDat 2.2 and Fanuc 02. LC 183 and 483 Series with EnDat interface and LC 193 and 493 with Fanuc interface offer electrical advantages, including making possible purely serial axis-control.

By Staff August 1, 2006

LC Series absolute linear encoders from Heidenhain Corp. have reportedly been redesigned to meet today’s measurement requirements in machine tools better, and also now include two interfaces: EnDat 2.2 and Fanuc 02. LC 183 and 483 Series with EnDat interface and LC 193 and 493 with Fanuc interface offer electrical advantages, including making possible purely serial axis-control. Resolution of the absolute position value is 5 nm for encoders with an accuracy grade ofngle-field scanning technique, ensuring optimal signal quality, high traversing speed, and contamination resistance. Maximum cable runs have also increased. www.heidenhain.com Heidenhain Corp.