By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
RSF Elektronik MCR 15 and MSR 15 encoders designed for robotics, semiconductor, and machine tool applications.
RSF Elektronik released its next generation kit angle encoder, offered through HEIDENHAIN Corporation in North America, available in both absolute (MCR 15) and incremental (MSR 15) versions. Both models consist of an optical scanning unit and a separate full circle drum with the graduation on the outer diameter. The encoders are available in drum sizes from an inside diameter of 40mm up to 330mm and accuracies from 20 arc seconds up to 10 arc second, depending on diameter. Resolutions are also diameter-based and range from 22 to 25 bits for the absolute versions. The resolutions of the incremental versions start at 4,740 lines per 360 degrees all the way up to 27,540 for the largest diameter.