Product Announcement from HEIDENHAIN Corporation
The new LC 200 features a METALLUR steel scale tape as the measuring standard. Even with large measuring lengths, the position value is formed from only two graduation tracks. The absolute track with its serial code structure provides unique values over its entire length. The additional incremental track is interpolated for the position value. The information from the two tracks is processed to attain a high-resolution, absolute position value.
The LC 200 boasts high output signal quality scanning due to its highly integrated opto-ASIC which makes it possible to design more compact single-field scanning technology. Apart from increasing the tolerance to contamination, this allows a smaller scanning unit with increased rigidity in measuring direction. The LC 200 is therefore attractive for use with linear motors. A further advantage is the expanded power supply of 3.6 V to 14 V.
Like HEIDENHAIN’s successful LB 382 long length incremental linear scale, the new LC 200 is assembled on the machine from individual components. The housing sections now feature an improved mounting and sealing technology. An integrated seal on the face and a tongue and groove system make it possible to lightly slide the housing sections together. Large mounting tolerances facilitate assembly of the entire system.
It is also important to note that the LC 200 is currently in development as a single-encoder system for safety-related applications up to SIL-2 (EN 61 508) and PL d (ISO 13 849).
System accuracy for the LC 200 is ±5 µm, with the current EnDat interface.
More information on the LC 200 for long lengths is available by contacting HEIDENHAIN at (847) 490-1191, or write to us at HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173. HEIDENHAIN can also be accessed directly via our web site at http://http://www.heidenhain.us/.
HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of
DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. Our product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gages, CNC controls, and machine inspection equipment.