With a size of only 36mm x 13.5mm x 14.8mm, RSF Elektronik’s MS 15 optical kit linear encoder could have the industry’s smallest mechanical profile – it also boasts several advanced features. The kit encoder provides a 40-micron grating pitch on an 8-mm wide steel tape carrier that has a double-stick backing for mounting directly to the machine axis. Offering accuracies of ±5 or ±15 microns per meter, the measuring tape comes in lengths up to 20 meters. In addition, the unit’s reader head integrates a new advanced online compensation that continuously adjusts signal deviations of amplitude, offset and phase over a wide range.
The encoder’s design makes it suitable for motion applications in various industries such as metrology, semiconductor, medical and automation.
For more information about the MS 15 encoder, available in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN Corporation, click here.