The new RSF MS 45 brings to market an exposed linear encoder that features an integrated status display with a multicolor LED to facilitate simple mounting as well as to allow for monitoring signal quality during operation. This unusual scale with an accuracy grade of ± 30 µm is perfect for simpler applications such as the low-end linear motor market where simple and fast mounting of a small encoder is important. It will cover measuring lengths of up to 10 meters.
The multicolored LED on the MS 45 reader head makes the mounting quality visible at a glance during installation. No further aids are required. The status display also makes it possible to quickly and easily check the signal quality right at the reading head during normal operation.
The quality of the incremental signals is clarified by shades of color as well as the blinking of the LED. This makes a very detailed gradation of signal quality possible. The reference mark signal’s compliance to tolerances is shown by a pass/fail display. The status display of the reference mark signal is switched off at velocities over approx. 150 mm/s in order to prevent permanent blinking.
Besides offering high quality graduations, accuracy and reliability, the RSF MS 45 also provides a grating period of 200 µm for analog systems (for digital systems, signal periods of 5 µm, 1 µm and 0.5 µm are available).