AMO Corporation is proud to launch the all-new IP67-rated LMB-410 spar linear encoders at the IMTS 2010 in Chicago.
Available through CNC Design Pty Ltd (www.cncdesign.com) – a Melbourne-based control and automation specialist, the new LMB-410 measuring scales feature a stainless steel carrier providing robust measuring/position feedback and performance comparable to linear optical encoders.
The LMB-410 spar linear encoders, which operate on an inductive scanning principle, are suitable for general purpose machines like medical equipment, printing equipment, machine tools and military/aerospace applications.
Their IP67 rating makes the measuring scales suited for contaminated or dirty environmental conditions such as fluid submersible applications.
LMB-410 spar linear encoders feature adhesive-free mounting spar with a snap cover, which eliminates concerns associated to spars becoming loose in oily surroundings. The encoders also offer a slim stainless steel carrier integrated to the machine with an interlocking snap cover and screws to secure the scale tape in position. The encoder head can be equipped with automatic wipers to clean the scale during operation. The auto offset and gain compensation of the encoder head also eliminates the need for a test box during setup stage. The encoders can operate in a temperature range from -10º C to +100º C for up to 30m length and ±3μm/m accuracy. These meet high-speed, vibration and high-shock specifications.
Any non-guided AMOSIN encoder head can also be used with LMB-100 or LMB-400 scale mounting version. The absence of any magnetic components in the inductive scanning system removes the need for electromagnetic interference. Thus, AMOSIN encoders have no machine backlash error or measurement hysteresis.