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Position encoders

Higher accuracy. Easier installation. Superior reliability.

High quality optical, magnetic and laser encoders from Renishaw.

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Laser encoders

Laser encoders provide high resolution and low cyclic error (SDE) linear position measurement.

They combine the measurement and positioning performance expected from a displacement interferometer, with the ease of installation and use associated with a traditional tape or glass scale based encoders.

Optical encoders

Robust and high-performance linear and rotary position measurement using a finely graduated scale and a compact optoelectronic readhead that converts motion relative to the scale into position data.

  • Incremental and absolute position measurement available
  • Non-contact design - zero hysteresis and no mechanical wear
  • Robust optical design - high immunity to dirt, dust and scratches without compromising signal integrity

Magnetic encoders

Linear and rotary position measurement at low-cost, with high reliability and capable of operating in harsh environments.

  • Incremental and absolute position measurement available
  • Non-contact design ensures no mechanical wear
  • Robust magnetic position sensing technology provides excellent resistance to most forms of contamination