A 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. offers linear encoders of various types like magnetic linear encoders, optical linear encoders, absolute 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 linear encoder 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, this encoder is good for measuring equipment.
Incremental Linear Encoders
An incremental linear encoder calculates the current position in a very specific manner. It will start at 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 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.
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.
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Whether you are looking for a magnetic linear encoder, an optical linear encoder, or another type, we have what you are looking for. Maintenance Diagnostic Systems, Inc. offers 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. today for more information or to speak with a representative.