Linear Magnetic Encoders offer up to 100 m measuring length.

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Model LM10 solid-state, noncontact encoders feature compact, IP68 readhead that rides at 0.1-1.5 mm standoff over self-adhesive magnetic strip scale. Devices deliver maximum velocity of 25 m/s for sinusoidal output, while digital models position at 25 m/s for outputs at 100, 50, and 10 µm resolution, 20 m/s at 5 µm resolution, and 4 m/s at 1 µm. Resistant to shock, vibration, and pressure, they operate over temperature range of -20 to 85°C.

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New LM10 Linear Magnetic Encoders

New Linear magnetic encoders long on performance, durability, value and application versatility - up to 100 meter measuring length.

The new LM10 linear encoder joins proven family of rotary/angle magnetic encoders made by RLS for Renishaw

November 2007 - New LM10 linear magnetic encoders "go long" - bringing 100 meter travel capability and fit-and-forget operating life to high-speed and high-precision positioning for industry's toughest machinery applications. The solid-state, non-contact design features a compact, IP68 readhead that rides at 0.1 to 1.5 mm standoff over a self-adhesive magnetic strip scale, providing the count for high-performance positioning - e.g. 5µm resolution at 20m/s and 1 µm at 4 m/s. Non-contact magnetic sensing delivers dependability in applications too dusty, dirty, greasy or destructive for optical encoders, while providing OEMs with major cost economies. Simple to install, the LM10 features integral setup LEDs on the readhead, wide installation tolerances, and an applicator tool for the adhesive-backed magnetic scale. The scale is available either "cut to length" or in lengths of up to 100 m in easy-to-handle coils.

Engineered for extreme service, the solid-state LM10 linear encoders offer operating temperatures from -20°C to 85°C, water-proof sealing to IP68, and high resistance to shock, vibrations, and pressure. Non-contact, frictionless operation eliminates wear while reducing inertia for high precision at high speeds and acc/dec. The LM10 encoders bring lasting solutions to tough, hard-working applications - woodworking, stone-cutting, sawing, metalworking, textiles, packaging, paper and converting, plastics processing, automation and assembly systems, laser/flame/water-jet cutting, electronic chip/board production, etc.

Offering great application versatility, the LM10 encoders come in digital or analog output models and offer customer-selectable resolutions including 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 µm and user-selectable reference mark position. The LM10 delivers maximum velocity of 25 m/s for sinusoidal output, while digital models position at 25 m/s for outputs at 100, 50 and 10 µm resolution, 20 m/s at 5 µm resolution and 4 m/s at 1 µm.

The new Renishaw linear encoders join a proven family of RLS magnetic rotary/angle encoders using Nobel Prize-winning Magneto Resistive technologies, chosen by OEMs worldwide for affordability and operating dependability.

As with all Renishaw products, a worldwide application support network and local inventory stocking give confidence to system developers and OEM volume producers.

For more information on the LM10 linear magnetic encoders, contact Howard Salt, Business Manager, Encoder systems, Renishaw, Inc., 5277 Trillium Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. Phone 847-286-9953; fax 847-286-9974. Email:

For a detailed look at other productivity enhancements for metrology, linear and rotary position feedback, and machine tool calibration, visit Renishaw's web site at:

Howard Salt
Renishaw Inc.
5277 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Tel: 847.286.9953
Fax: 847.286.9974

Inquiries should be directed to: Susan Wilm, Marketing Assistant, Renishaw Inc., 5277 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192.

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