Renishaw Linear Optical Encoders

Renishaw Linear Optical Encoders

Renishaw optical encoders have CE approval, RoHS compliance, and are manufactured by Renishaw under strict quality controls that are certified to ISO 9001:2008.

Linear incremental encoders

  • Linear scales are used where straight-line position information is needed – usually X, Y or Z axes.
  • Incremental encoders are used in applications where instant and accurate relative position is needed, in either analogue or digital format.
  • Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) encoders are optimised for use in vacuum environments.

– Linear incremental: Linear scales with incremental readheads

– Linear incremental UHV: Linear scales with incremental readheads compatible with ultra-high vacuum applications

 

Linear absolute encoders

  • Linear scales are used where straight-line position information is needed – usually X, Y or Z axes.
  • Absolute encoders are used in applications that need a high speed unique digital output for each position and offer functional immunity from power interruptions.
  • Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) encoders are optimised for use in vacuum environments.

– Linear absolute: linear scales with true-absolute readheads

– Linear absolute UHV: linear scales with true-absolute readheads compatible with ultra-high vacuum applications