incremental linear encoder / optical / digital output / analog output

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incremental linear encoder incremental linear encoder - ATOM™ RCLC


  • Type:


  • Technology:


  • Output signal:

    digital output, analog output

  • Construction:


  • Protection level:

    IP40, IP20

  • Other characteristics:

    compact, glass scale, miniature

  • Length:

    Max.: 130 mm (5.118 in)

    Min.: 18 mm (0.709 in)

  • Resolution:

    Max.: 10,000 nm

    Min.: 1 nm


What is ATOM?

ATOM is Renishaw's miniature non-contact optical incremental linear and rotary encoder system. Its innovative design combines miniaturisation with leading-edge signal stability, dirt immunity and reliability. This combination is unique in the market place and represents a significant advance in the performance and reliability of miniature encoders.

ATOM is supplied in hi-flex cable and Flexible-Printed Circuit (FPC) variants with either 20 µm or 40 µm scale options.

A range of interfaces is available including the standard Ri, a high-performance Ti and the compact open ACi interface.
What is RCLC scale?

RCLC is a glass spar scale which can be supplied in lengths to 130 mm featuring either 20 µm or 40 µm pitch incremental graduations. RCLC offers a total accuracy of ±3 µm and includes two reference marks: one at the scale mid-point and one at the end-of-travel. Selection is made by the orientation of the readhead relative to the scale.

RCLC is laid onto the substrate with self-adhesive backing tape. The self-adhesive is formulated to allow for independent scale expansion to that of the substrate.

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