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incremental linear encoder incremental linear encoder - ATOM DX


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  • Technology:


  • Output signal:

    digital output

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  • Other characteristics:

    compact, miniature

  • Length:

    10 m (32'09")

  • Resolution:

    Max.: 10,000 nm

    Min.: 1 nm


The ATOM DX encoder series is Renishaw's smallest incremental optical encoder with digital output direct from the readhead, providing positional feedback, onboard interpolation, and filtering optics all in a miniature package.

ATOM DX builds on the market proven optical system of the ATOM™ encoder platform and integrates Renishaw's high-performance interpolation technology, reducing system size and removing the need for additional adaptors and interfaces. ATOM DX is suitable for the most space constrained applications where performance cannot be compromised.

Constructed with Renishaw's integrated set-up LED, for an intuitive and simple installation process based on the well established auto-calibration routine, ATOM DX is ready to install straight from the box. ATOM DX is compatible with the optional ADTi-100 Advanced Diagnostic Tool and ADT View software: they provide in-depth advanced diagnostic information to aid optimisation of encoder installation and in-field fault finding to satisfy the most demanding motion control applications.

ATOM DX readheads can be used with a wide range of linear and rotary scales to meet most application requirements, and comes in two formats: cabled and top exit variants with either 20 µm or 40 µm scale options.

Key features

Performance in a miniature head
ATOM DX fits into the smallest applications with heights as low as 7.85 mm. The top exit variant offers all the benefits and features of the cabled ATOM DX encoder, but in an even smaller package. The top exit variant is a component encoder with the cable assembly integrated separately to the readhead, making the ATOM DX top exit suitable for the smallest spaces.

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