Exposed linear encoders are designed for use on machines and installations that require especially high accuracy of the measured value.
Typical applications include:
- Measuring and production equipment in the semiconductor industry
- PCB assembly machines
- Ultra-precision machines
- High-accuracy machine tools
- Measuring machines and comparators, measuring microscopes, and other precision measuring devices
- Direct drives
Exposed linear encoders consist of a scale or scale tape and a scanning head that operate without mechanical contact. The scale of an exposed linear encoder is fastened directly to a mounting surface. The flatness of the mounting surface is therefore a prerequisite for high accuracy of the encoder.