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Linear Feedback Optimized for Machine Tools

HEIDENHAIN's latest generation of linear scales, the LCxx6 series, is specially optimized for feedback on machine tools and is designed with an internal scanning system.

As one of HEIDENHAIN's most robust series of linear scales, the LC xx6 series offers the same mounting profile as its LC 1x5/LC 4x5 encoders, although the newest LC 116 and LC 416 offer a different internal optimized scanning system that makes them easier to deploy.

"This scanning design utilizes true optimized optics, which ensures clear imaging even with contamination and condensation," said a company spokesperson. "This eliminates many air-purge needs, which reduces the CO2 footprint by 99%, thus raising the convenience and lowering the cost of Closed Loop position measurement. This new series closes the gap in performance in harsh environments when compared to inductive scanning."

The new scanning principle used in the LC 116/LC 416 is designed to provide benefits to the user, such as:

  • Reduced mounting effort for the installer (no need to run lines for an air purge system)
  • Reduced operating cost (fewer air filter exchanges, less air purge consumption)
  • Increased machine efficiency (less machine downtime due to contaminated scales).

The LC 116/LC 416 encoders share the same profile and measuring lengths as the LC 1x5/LC 4x5 encoders. The available accuracies are ±3 µm and ±5 µm in EnDat22 and FANUC05 interfaces (1Vpp and Mitsubishi interfaces are not yet available).

For more information contact:

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

333 E State Parkway

Schaumburg, IL 60173-5337


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