Magnetic encoder, ideally suited for linear drives with its extraordinarily high accuracy.
Measurement – Linear position measurement
Workpieces are precisely position on the slide of a linear axis. This allows you to reduce production time to a minimum while ensuring the desired quality of workpiece machining. Magnetic encoders installed along the linear axis report the actual slide position to the controller (PLC) continuously and in real=time – even when the slide is moving at a speed of up to 10 m/s.
In a machine tool the clamping state of a spindle must be continuously monitored during machining. This improves results on the workpiece and increases the reliability of the overall system. Inductive positioning systems provide continuous feedback to the controller: whether the spindle is unclamped, clamped with a tool or clamped without a tool.
The following sensor technologies are ideal for linear position measurement:
- Magnetic encoders can be directly integrated into linear drives. They are available in the smallest form factors.
- Inductive positioning systems provide information about correct tool clamping.
- Magnetostrictive linear position sensors are ideally suited for use in hydraulic drives. There they offer the same pressure rating as the hydraulic cylinder itself.