Sick Stegmann has introduced BKS Wire Draw Encoders, a compact wire draw measurement system that includes an integrated absolute encoder to minimize the size of the unit. Designed to provide high resolution (to 0.05mm) position or distance information for linear measurement paths to 5 m at speeds to 3.5 m/sec, even under difficult mounting positions.
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Applications in harsh environments can now benefit from a microwave sensor in a pneumatic cylinder from Festo. Offering non-length-dependent displacement for pneumatic or hydraulic linear drives, sensor also provides facilities such as diagnostics, process monitoring, and plug & work.
Festo's DGEA cantilever electric linear actuator is designed with a slide unit that remains stationary while the profile moves axially, making it suitable for space-contained multi-axis configurations.
For straightforward motion applications where primarily simple and fast mounting of a small encoder is decisive, Heidenhain offers a new, high-quality, low-cost exposed linear encoder package, the LIDA 200 series.
Heidenhain’s LC Series absolute linear encoders have been redesigned from the ground up to better meet today’s measurement requirements in machine tools and now include 2 interfaces--the company’s EnDat 2.2 and FANUC 02.