Linear encoder head for small, compact packages

Paul Boughton

Newall Measurement Systems has launched its smallest linear encoder reader head.

The Newall MCG reader head is designed to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and systems builders with increased opportunities to utilise linear encoder technology in small, compact packages. Its cylindrical body enables the MCG to be incorporated into OEM machinery designs with minimal alignment and assembly requirements.

Newall’s MCG, which uses a completely new design, is easier to mount than conventional linear encoder reader heads and provides an integrated solution to acquiring and analysing positional data on modern automation systems. The reader head is also suitable for machine tool applications requiring accurate and repeatable positioning information.

Available in four signal configurations, to suit the majority of automation and process control uses, the MCG head includes all the necessary reader electronics in the connector housing, which is supplied complete with a 0.5m lead. TTL, 11mA, and two 1V peak to peak (SCC100 and SCC200) signals are available.

Newall linear encoders are used in a variety of machining applications, especially those where ultimate accuracy and repeatability are required in dirty or hostile environments. The encoders are built to IP67 (NEMA 6) environmental ingress protection rating. This ensures that readings can be relied upon even when the encoder is completely submersed in water or operated in the presence of dust or particles of material; often found in manufacturing processes such as packaging, printing or food processing. 

Newall Measurement Systems Ltd is based in South Wigston, Leicester, UK. www.newall.co.uk

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