By Design Engineering staffGeneral Machine Building encoder HEIDENHAIN RSF Elektronik
RSF Elektronik MSA 37x encoder series designed for machines with loose mechanical motion.
RSF Elektronik unveiled its MSA 37x series of linear motion feedback encoders that are designed for machines with loose mechanical motion such as press brake and metal forming/bending machines. Available through HEIDENHAIN Corp, the series includes a bearing set internally for guiding scanning optics, and a bearing set externally for the attachment of a coupling rod that affixes to the machine. Digital TTL resolutions of 5 and 1 micron are possible, with accuracies up to +/- 10 micron. The encoders also have magnetic limit switches, which can be used to send end of travel signals to the control. Reference marks can be in the center, on either end of travel, or every 50mm. www.heidenhain.com