Linear encoders for manually operated machine tools

For typical applications on manual machine tools such as milling machines or lathes, display steps of 10 µm or 5 µm are sufficient. Such display steps are provided by the LS 300 and LS 600 series linear encoders with an accuracy grade of ± 10 µm per meter traverse.

Accuracy gradeMeasuring lengthsIncremental signals Signal periodModel
Slimline±10 μm70 mm to 1040 mmTTL; 20 μmLS 328C
Full size±10 μm140 mm to 3040 mm1 Vpp; 20 μmLS 688C
±10 μm140 mm to 3040 mmTTL, 20 μmLS 628C

Incremental Linear Encoder LS 1679 with Integrated Roller Guide

The LS 1679 has been specially developed for press brakes. The basis for its high accuracy and repeatability is its precise glass scale and high-quality integral bearing. Thanks to the material of its steel track and steel roller bearing component pair it is very robust. There are many variants for connection to the machine frame, whereby the ball coupling offers the most degrees of freedom. Besides the standard resolution with 5 µm measuring step there is also a variant with 1 µm. For perfect mounting to the two C-columns there are variants with rightward and leftward cable outlets.

Accuracy gradeMeasuring lengthIncremental signals
Signal period
Glass scale with DIADUR graduation±10 μm70 mm to 470 mmTTL; 20 μmLS 1679