First select the type of movement you want to measure. Here you can choose between a linear or rotational movement.
The position detection can be incremental or absolute. The incremental measuring method provides a relative position as well as direction of movement, which requires an assignment to a reference point (starting point) at the beginning of the measurement. This is done by homing the axis. The absolute measuring method provides concrete position information at any axis position. A reference run at the beginning of the measurement is not necessary.
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Referencing is an important step during the printing process where the print heads are set to a specific start position in the press. This is necessary in order to be able to print surfaces repeatedly and accurately. Absolute measuring encoders are often used for this purpose, as they can always provide precise position information at any point without having to perform an additional reference run.
The linear absolute encoder LAK from NUMERIK JENA can detect the position of the print heads with high accuracy and forward it to the control unit to control the positioning of the print heads to their start position. This ensures that each printing process is precise and uniform. Among other things, this makes it possible to apply light colors to packaging, for example with low-pigment coatings.
Its extremely compact design as well as many configuration options make this product series an all-round talent for incremental path measurements
The LIA series offers a wide range of application possibilities and is configurable with expandable features such as optional switching sensors
The outstanding characteristics of this encoder are based on a combination of incremental and absolute measuring technology
The flat and lightweight design of the encoder enables users a wide range of applications for rotary measuring tasks
We have specialized in developing individual solutions together with our customers for 25 years. A large number of our customers receive specially developed encoder solutions from us that make their products unique and set them apart from competitors.
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