The measuring standard of the LIP 382 lies on a screw-mountable carrier plate that fully decouples the scale from thermal influences and the machine. This carrier plate is made of a special iron-nickel alloy with a very low coefficient of thermal expansion.
The LIP exposed linear encoders use interferential scanning. Their measuring standard is a phase grating on a glass-ceramic graduation carrier. These linear encoders feature extremely small measuring steps and exceptional accuracy.
Thanks to very short signal periods and high resolution, the LIP 382 is perfect for high-precision applications. The mounting tolerances of the LIP 382 are unusually wide for such high-accuracy encoders, permitting easy installation.