The Heidenhain LS 487 is an incremental sealed linear encoder with a small cross-section and a slimline scale housing, ideal for limited installation space. The seal design optimally protects the encoder from contamination. Their wide scanning field further reduces contamination sensitivity.
Using a mounting spar makes the installation of slimline encoders easy. It can be fastened as part of the machine assembly process and the encoder is simply clamped on during final mounting. The easy exchange also facilitates easier servicing. The high accuracy and defined thermal behavior make these encoders especially well-suited for use numerically controlled machine tools.