Incremental Linear Optical Encoders
We supply incremental linear optical encoders, proven in SMAC’s own range of linear actuators with over 100,000 units in the field. These miniature devices are perfect for embedded and OEM applications.
SLE, LL and LI model linear encoders
5, 1, 0.5, 0.1 and 0.05 micron resolutions
Custom packaging available for volume opportunities
Cable and connector options
New End of Travel option
We have standard units that can replace current or obsolete models from other manufacturers. Please see below for examples of direct replacements.
SMAC ENCODER DIRECTLY REPLACES
SLE Renishaw TONiC Series Encoders
Celera Motion Veratus Series Encoders
LL MicroE LDK Series Encoders (recently EOL)
LI Jena LIK
Heidenhain LIC Series
Linear encoders PCB assembles with 20 Micron and 80 Micron pitch scales will be offered with up to 50 Nanometer resolution. These are also packaged in sizes as small as 6 MM wide. All of these interpolated Encoder assemblies are calibrated and setup at the factory per the user’s specification and can be user re-programmed on site with a I²C connection to a PC and GUI downloaded from SMAC.
Some new interpolators versions of our linear encoders will offer “1 button” calibration for gain, balance and phase correction after the encoder scale and Encoder PCB assembly is mounted in the motion control system to optimize signal conditioning.
To chat about incremental linear optical encoders, please just get in touch!