Linear Encoders (Magnetic Type)

Linear Encoders (Magnetic Type)

Linear magnetic encoders, by Industrial Encoders Direct – UK & Worldwide suppliers & emergency repair specialists of linear magnetic MLS-1, MLS-2, MLS-3 magnetic encoders.

Linear magnetic encoders can be used to replace many linear encoder types and with their magnetic technology improving all the time, they are even capable of replacing less reliable optical encoders in very harsh environments for greater reliability, but without compromising linearity or accuracy in most applications.

  • Please click here to download the MLS-1 Datasheet logo-adobe-pdf-40x Intended to measure linear displacements on industrial machines & automation systems, the MLS-1 high precision Magnetic Linear Encoder system produces standard incremental encoder signals. It consist of a sensing head and a magnetically encoded tape. The sensing head glides over the tape, with a head gap of up to 2.5 mm. Since the system works on the principle of magnetism, unlike optical systems it is highly immune to contamination from oils, dust etc. The tape’s alternating magnetic north / south poles are magnetized at a certain distance, known as the pole pitch. As the sensor is moved along the magnetic tape it detects the displacement and produces an output signal equivalent to that of an incremental encoder or a linear scale. a resolution of up to 1 µm is achievable with the MLS-1. A linear accuracy of 5µm can be achieved with this system. These properties make it ideal for use in harsh industrial, oily & dusty environments.  For further information, click Product Enquiry below.
  • Please click here to download the MLS-2 Datasheet logo-adobe-pdf-40x This MLS-2 innovative sensor system is similar to the MLS-1 but instead the magnetic tape is incorporated into a rigid PS2 Profile System. A sturdy stainless steel cover is also available for additional protection.  For further information, click Product Enquiry below.
  • Please click here to download the MLS-3 Datasheet logo-adobe-pdf-40x MLS-3 Sealed Magnetic Measuring Scale system consists of a slide carrier determining position with sealed rugged aluminium profile. It operates without friction. The scanning head and scale are adjusted to each other during mounting. The sealed linear encoder is protected from dust, chips and splash fluids making it ideal for operation on machine tools. An aluminium housing and elastic sealing lips protect the magnetic tape, scanning carriage and guideway from chips, swarf, dirt and splashwater. The scanning carriage travels in a low-friction guide within the scale unit. It compensates for unavoidable misalignment between the scale and machine guideways. MLS-3 Sealed Magnetic Measuring Scale can be suitable for many installation conditions.  For further information, click Product Enquiry below.