Linear Encoders employ multiple scanning units.

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HEIDENHAIN LC scales are suited for use with machine concepts where more than one slide is moving along machine axis through directly driven linear axes. Absolute linear encoders with multiple scanning units feature bi-directional, digital EnDat 2.2 interface, which is capable of outputting absolute position values as well as requesting or updating information stored in encoder. Other absolute interfaces are available.



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Linear Encoders with Multiple Scanning Units Available as Standard from HEIDENHAIN



SCHAUMBURG, IL - (November 2005) - In answer to demand, absolute linear encoders with multiple scanning units are now available from HEIDENHAIN as standard fare. These HEIDENHAIN LC scales are of particular use with machine concepts where more than one slide is moving along a machine axis, in particular, through directly driven linear axes.

The use of a multi-unit absolute linear encoder in these applications is an ideal choice as this design keeps cost down and requires only limited space.

Another advantage of these multi-unit linear encoders is the standard inclusion of HEIDENHAIN's revolutionary new interface, the bi-directional, digital EnDat 2.2. This interface is capable of outputting absolute position values, as well as requesting or updating information stored in an encoder. HEIDENHAIN does offer other popular absolute interfaces as well.

For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN at (847) 490-1191 or HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173. HEIDENHAIN can also be accessed directly via the web site at www.heidenhain.com or e-mail at info@heidenhain.com.

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. Our product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gages, CNC controls and machine inspection equipment.

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