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Electronica Mechatronic Systems has released a range of enclosed magnetic linear encoders designed to combine the ease of mounting optical encoders with the robustness of magnetic measuring systems.

Fully compatible with many leading brands of digital readout (DRO), the MG232 range of linear encoders features non-contact operation.

This means there are no bearings or springs, which ensures the highest possible levels of reliability.

Offering the same ease of mounting as traditional optical linear encoders and the same mechanical footprint as the leading manufacturers of slim optical encoders, the low profile MG232 encoders can be installed quickly and easily by anyone experienced with optical systems.

They are available with an IP67 rating, meaning they offer unsurpassed robustness and are capable of running in the harshest of shop-floor working environments without suffering from oil, dust or coolant ingress.

They can also run fully submerged.

A scale cover is included as standard, while for extra assurance the cable is available with double-locking stainless-steel protective armour.

Impressive operating speeds mean the units are suitable for high-speed mill, lathe or grinding-machine operations, either as OEM first fit or retrofit applications.

The MG232 is capable of achieving traverse speeds of 2m/s at 0.001mm resolution, or up to 10m/s at 0.005mm resolution.

Two versions offer different levels of accuracy (0.005 and 0.010mm).

Similarly, resolution is 0.001 or 0.005mm respectively.

Manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2000, the measuring lengths of the MG232 encoders range from between 120 and 2,040mm, with a reference mark every 50mm.

Customised reference mark options are available on request.

Although MG232 encoders can be paired with most major brands of DRO, for those seeking a single source of supply, Electronica can recommend the use of its EL400 high-specification low-cost DRO, which is suitable for mill, lathe and EDM applications in two, three and four-axis versions.

The four-axis milling machine variant, for example, facilitates the internal summing of both knee and quill axes without the need for expensive additional external electronics.

Users can choose to view either the knee or quill axis, or the sum of both.

Twin-head boring machines also benefit from this innovative functionality.

Contact Electronica for a free, no obligation demonstration.

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