The Heidenhain LCxx6 series linear scales.

Optimized Linear Feedback for Machining

July 28, 2022
The LCxx6 series is designed with an optimized internal scanning system with a new, internal optimized scanning system that makes it easier to deploy.

HEIDENHAIN’s latest generation of linear scales for position measurement on machine-tool linear axes, the LCxx6 series, are designed with an optimized internal scanning system that makes them resistant to liquid contamination.

LC xx6 series linear scales offer the same mounting profile as Heidenhain’s LC 1x5 / LC 4x5 encoders, though the newest LC 116 and LC 416 offer a different internal optimized scanning system which makes them easier to deploy. This scanning design utilizes true optimized optics, which ensures clear imaging even with contamination and condensation. This eliminates many air-purge needs which reduces the CO2 footprint by 99%, thus raising the convenience and lowering the cost of Closed Loop position measurement. This new series closes the gap in performance in harsh environments when compared to inductive scanning.

The new scanning principle used in the LC 116 / LC 416 promises to extend several cost-saving benefits to its user, such as:
• Reducing the mounting effort for the installer (no need to run line lines for an air purge system).
• Reducing operating cost (less air filter exchanges, less air purge consumption).
• Increasing machine efficiency (less machine downtime due to contaminated scales).

The LC 116 / LC 416 encoders share the same profile and measuring lengths as the LC 1x5 / LC 4x5 encoders. The available accuracies are ±3 µm and ±5 µm in either EnDat22 and FANUC05 interfaces (1Vpp and Mitsubishi interfaces are not yet available).

Learn more at www.heidenhain.us

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