It’s not uncommon to have a motion feedback application where space is limited. This can occur in semiconductor, medical, metrology, automation and other industries. For these situations, NUMERIK JENA’s RIK kit-style optical angle encoder without bearing could be the solution. It consists of a scanning unit with a very low height profile and a graduation carrier that uses a coated aluminum disk with a wide range of available sizes.
With 20-µm graduations, the encoder disks outer diameters range from 26 mm to 200 mm and have large through holes from 6 mm to 160 mm, respectively. Since the encoder disk needs to be bonded to a hub, the customer can bond it themselves, or depending on the hub design, NUMERIK JENA can offer the disk bonding process as a service.
For more information about NUMERIK JENA’s RIK kit-style optical angle encoder, available in North America through HEIDENHAIN Corporation, click here and/or contact Kevin Kaufenberg (847-490-0387 or email@example.com).