HEIDENHAIN ENCODER SOLUTIONS
Heidenhain, a leading manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment, is the parent company to Acu-Rite, Anilam, Renco Encoders, RSF Elektronik, Leine Linde, and LTN Encoders. Powertronics is a distributor of Heidenhain encoder products including linear, rotary, and angle types. Because these products are so complex, many are not listed for sale online. However, because we are a supplier, we can most likely still get you the product you need from Heidenhain or one of its affiliated brands. Please contact us and tell us what you're looking for.
Heidenhain linear encoders for numerically controlled machine tools can be used nearly everywhere. They are ideal for machines and other equipment whose feed axes are in a closed loop, such as milling machines, machining centers, boring mills, lathes, and grinding machines. The beneficial dynamic behavior of linear encoders, their high permissible traversing speed, and their acceleration in the direction of measurement predestine them for use on highly-dynamic conventional axes as well as on direct drives.
The Heidenhain LS187 linear encoder is the replacement for the old style LS 186 and the LS 487 slimline linear encoder is the replacement for the old LS 486. A Heidenhain adapter cable is required when replacing your old model with the new.
LS 487 Incremental linear measurement: Glass scale
Linear encoders with slimline scale housing are designed for limited installation space. Larger measuring lengths and higher acceleration loads are made possible by using mounting spars or clamping elements.