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Renishaw RLS miniature magnetic encoders for motion control integration

April 9, 2015
By Alyssa Dalton

Apr. 9, 2015 – RLS, Renishaw’s affiliate company, has introduced a series of three miniature magnetic encoders for embedded OEM motion control applications. Suitable for optics positioning, robot control, 3D printers and handheld devices, the miniature encoders come in four different shapes and provide linear resolution up to 0.244 µm, or 753,664 cpr for rotary applications. The encoders consist of a miniature sensor and a magnetic scale or a ring. The sensors are available in a potted housing or as PCB board level sensors. Position information can be output in incremental quadrature TTL or RS422, as well as parallel in SSI and BiSS-C formats, with the option of a unique or periodic reference mark. The series includes: RoLin, for integration into small motion systems; RLC, with two designs for direct PCB installation or cable soldering; and RLB, with FPC flat cable connector.

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