AMO Corporation has released the new IP67-rated LMB-410 spar linear encoder.
The LMB-410 measuring scale, unveiled recently at IMTS 2010 in Chicago, US, comes with a stainless steel carrier.
The LMB-410 offers robust measuring/ position feedback with IP-67 rating and performance similar to a linear optical encoder.
Available through Melbourne-based automation and control specialist CNC Design, the LMB-410, operates on an inductive scanning principle.
It is best suited for general purpose machines, such as machine tools, medical equipment, printing equipment, and military/aerospace applications.
The IP67 rating makes the scale ideal for dirty or contaminated conditions including being fluid submersible.
Its adhesive-free mounting spar with a snap cover eliminates concerns related to adhesive-backed spars becoming loose in oily environments.
A slim stainless steel carrier is attached to the machine with screws, with an interlocking “snap cover” securing the scale tape in position.
Its encoder head can be optionally equipped with wipers to automatically clean the scale during operation. The encoder heads gain compensation and auto offset eliminate the need to use a test box during setup.
The LMB-410 is rated for operation that ranges from -10 to +100°C for up to 30-m measuring length and ± 3 μm/m accuracy.
The new encoder also meets high-shock, high-speed and vibration specifications.
CNC Design Pty Ltd
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