Goleta, CA — The rugged LN linear encoder provides fast, accurate and repeatable position feedback for a wide range of motion control applications. The LN, an inductive linear encoder, is not subject to the speed limits imposed on its optical counterparts. The encoder’s sealed read head completely surrounds the scale, eliminating the risk of the critical gap between sensor and scale varying with speed. With onboard digital signal processing (DSP) capability, the LN boasts traverse times of up to 20 meters per second. According to BEI, this is twice the speed available from most glass or magnetic linear encoders.
Standard measuring resolutions of 0.5 µm to 10 µm are available. Scale measuring lengths range from as small as 2 inches to as long as 36 feet. The LN linear encoder operates between 5 and 28 VDC and is equipped with either line driver or open collector outputs. Universal mounting adapters and a variety of standard electrical interfaces make them easy to integrate into your control system.
BEI Industrial Encoder (IED) is an operation of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST). IED manufactures optical encoders and associated electronics for the industrial market. IED is the market-leading brand of encoders in North America. CST is a division of Schneider Electric. CST was formed from the combination of BEI Technologies, Kavlico and Crouzet. CST provides sensors, controls and actuation products to the industrial, transportation and military/aerospace markets.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the world's power and control specialist. Through its world-class brands, Merlin Gerin, Square D and Telemecanique, Schneider Electric anticipates and satisfies its customers' requirements in the residential, building, industry and energy and infrastructure markets. With 88,670 employees and operations in 130 countries, Schneider Electric generated sales of €11.7 billion in 2005 through 13,000 distributor outlets.
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Filed Under: Factory automation, Machine tool industry + subtractive manufacturing, Packaging, Encoders • linear, Encoders • optical, Encoders (rotary) + resolvers, Motion control • motor controls