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.
Dependable signal quality
The HSP 1.0 ASIC developed by HEIDENHAIN ensures consistently high scanning signal quality. The ASIC compensates for a drop in signal amplitude by increasing the LED current, thus maintaining the optimal signal shape under contamination. Noise is also kept uniformly low.
Small signal periods normally require very narrow mounting tolerances for the distance between the scanning head and measuring standard. For easy installation, the exposed linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN feature wide mounting tolerances with minimal effect on output signal quality.
High integration density makes these encoders very compact and light. A variety of mounting options enables use in different applications. Their measuring standard can be adhesively fastened or clamped, and the scanning heads can be selected with a left- or right-side cable outlet.
Integrated homing functionality enables position detection and faster system referencing, providing a clear benefit for axes with long traversing paths. The integrated limit functionality enables dependable end-position detection without added measures.
An integrated multi-colored LED in the connector of the LIP 6071 delivers immediate information about the scanning signals and reference mark signal, permitting fast functionality checks and reliable assessment at any time without extra aids.