LinACE™ absolute linear shaft encoder

LinACE™ absolute linear shaft encoder

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LinACE™ is an extremely robust absolute linear cylindrical encoder system designed for integration into hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical actuators as a feedback element for position/velocity closed loop applications.

Absolute position (no battery back-up needed) can be provided in a range of outputs (CAN, SSI, PWM and serial RS422) at a range of selectable resolutions down to 0.5 µm with velocities up to 5 m/s. The encoder shaft is impervious to external magnetic fields and may be rotated as it moves forwards and backwards without loosing position. The encoder readhead operates from -30 °C to +85 °C.

The encoder module is available for OEM applications. The readhead housing, shaft diameters and shaft end attachment holes are customisable.

Features

  • True absolute system
  • RLS InAxis™ measuring technology
  • Custom ASIC based magnetic sensor
  • No hysteresis
  • Resolution to 0.5 μm 
  • Length up to 500 mm (320 mm for shaft diameter 4 mm)
  • Speed up to 5 m/s
  • Built-in self-monitoring
  • Suitable for high dynamic control loops
  • Integrated status LED
  • CAN, SSI, PWM and serial RS422
  • Corrosion resistant, non-magnetised chrome plated shaft
  • Insensitive to stray magnetic fields