Linear Encoders

An optical linear encoder can monitor motion in a straight line. The encoder will then provide feedback on the position using electrical signals. You can use them for machining tools that require a high level of precision. Maintenance Diagnostic Systems, Inc. is a linear encoder supplier and distributor in the USA, offering linear encoders of various types like magnetic linear encoders, optical linear encoders, absolute linear encoders, sealed linear encoders and incremental linear encoders etc. from one of the top linear encoder manufacturers, HEIDENHAIN. HEIDENHAIN has ensured that each of the linear encoders will have protection from chips, dust, and fluids splashing on them. This makes them an excellent choice for using with machine tools.

Exposed Linear Encoders

An exposed linear encoder does not have any mechanical contact with the scale tape or the scanning head. You may want to consider this type of exposed linear encoders if you have comparators, measuring machines, or other precision devices. It is a good choice when it comes to linear metrology. In the semiconductor industry, the exposed linear encoders are good for measuring equipment.

Incremental Linear Encoders

An incremental linear encoder calculates the current position in a very specific manner. It will start with a piece of information and count some measured steps. This type of encoder may also count signal periods and subdivide.

The HEIDENHAIN brand has placed reference marks on the incremental linear encoders. You should scan the reference marks after turning on the equipment, which will reestablish the piece of information. Our reference marks are distance-coded, which makes the process fast and simple. This saves your company both time and money.

Other Types

An absolute linear encoder does not require any previous traverse. It can provide the correct position without this information. This encoder will transmit an absolute value through a special interface. This is usually the EnDat interface. However, it can be another serial interface as well.

Choose the Best Linear Encoders

Whether you are looking for magnetic linear encoders, optical linear encoders, absolute linear encoders, sealed linear encoders and Incremental linear encoders, or another type, we have what you are looking for. Buy linear encoders from Maintenance Diagnostic Systems, Inc. we offer the highest quality products from HEIDENHAIN. Choosing products from one of the best linear encoder manufacturers will ensure that your products will last for a long time to come. Contact Maintenance Diagnostic Systems, Inc. – optical and magnetic,exposed, and incremental linear encoders suppliers today for more information or to speak with a representative.