Quick fit linear encoder

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

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(2000), "Quick fit linear encoder", Sensor Review, Vol. 20 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/sr.2000.08720aad.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Quick fit linear encoder

Keywords Encoder, Springs

Thanks to its simple mechanical interface - a spring loaded probe and a ball tip (see Plate 3) - the Model SST Incremental Optical Linear Encoder from Huco Engineering Components can be installed and aligned in a matter of minutes. This new short stroke linear encoder provides resolutions of 0.002mm or 0.001mm when used with external 4X circuitry. The standard model is dust resistant making it suitable for use in relatively clean production enviromnents such as semiconductor wafer processing and general metrology applications. A splash resistant version is also available for harsher working environments.

Plate 3 Thanks to its simple mechanical interface - a spring loaded probe and a ball tip - the model SST Incremental Optical Linear Encoder from Huco can be installed and aligned in a matter of minutes

The model SST has an LED light source and may be specified as a 25.4mm stroke or 50.8mm stroke unit. Its complementary, TTL compatible outputs provide high immunity to ambient noise and are easily interfaced to multiplication circuit and conventional up/down logic. An optional zero reference output can be specified at the beginning or end of travel or at 25.4mm intervals throughout the stroke length. The encoder is supplied complete with a cable or with a choice of connectors.

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