Leine & Linde has been a well-known supplier of solutions for velocity feedback and position feedback in heavy-duty industrial processes for several years. Now, for the first time, Leine & Linde has released a new robust linear absolute encoder series called the RLA 4000 to meet the needs of many tough environments.
These new linear encoders come with an encapsulation that enables them to withstand heat and other strong external stresses, while their absolute inductive scanning resists the hard impact and strong vibrations.
Additionally, the RLA 4000 series provides absolute position values directly to the PLC, meaning no additional counter is required as a go-between, and the encoder cannot lose track of its position, even though a power cycle. The linear sensor in the 4000 series comes with measurement lengths up to 260 mm and output interfaces of SSI or EnDat. Using the robust gateway solutions from Leine & Linde, PROFINET, PROFIBUS and EtherNet/IP interfaces are also available as options.
Leine & Linde is based in Sweden with exclusive North American distribution through HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in Schaumburg, IL. Leine & Linde is well known for offering high quality, heavy duty encoders of both the incremental and absolute type, are noted for their product robustness and design to cope with the harshest of environments, such as those with high vibration, dirt and cold temperatures. These heavy, severe duty encoders are suited for drive and measurement applications and are often found in industries such as pulp and paper, forest and wood processing, agriculture, aggregate and mining equipment.
More information is available from North American Product Specialist Jonathan Dougherty at 847-519-4218.