Improving upon the world's first combination guideway and incremental encoder, Schneeberger's new Advanced Measuring System (AMS) achieves even higher levels of accuracy, economy, and reliability. A wear-resistant finish on the single-piece titanium scanning glider extends life, while new sensor-chip technology delivers high reliability and improves signal quality.
As the scanning glider or electronic read head slides along the rails' magnetic grating, sensor elements identify relatively small resistance changes and compensate for temperature-related signal changes. Signals are compatible with current NC control systems and technology, and an external electronic interpolation system (SME 100) is available for TTL input.
Optional distance coded reference marks provide exact position of moving axis. AMS is insensitive to oil, grease, and coolant contamination, and additional wipers are available for particularly dirty environments.
John Skaltsas, Schneeberger, (P), 11 DeAngelo Dr., Bedford, MA 01730; (781) 271-0140.