Feedback of the actual slide position using a linear magnetic coded distance measuring system
Determining position of a collet in a machine tool spindle using an inductive positioning system
Positioning objects on an axis
Does your application require exact and repeated positioning of objects along a straight line? Then linear positioning systems with integrated sensors are the right choice. Their various sensor technologies let you solve special application requirements reliably – regardless of whether you are using hydraulic, electric or pneumatic modules.
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: