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

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Mechanical design

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.