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Unique solutions for machine manufacturers

Optical encoders for control and positioning tasks with special features. Precise measurement in the micrometer and nanometer ranges. For a wide range of linear and rotary applications with special size and accuracy requirements.


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Tailored to your needs

With the LIKselect incremental linear encoder, NUMERIK JENA launches a product with a completely new design that has been specially developed to meet customer requirements.

The LIKselect supplements the new LIK series and opens up a wide range of expandable integration options for users. Due to its modular design, the encoder can be adapted to a wide variety of mounting situations and space conditions.

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Our product series at a glance

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LIK series

Its extremely compact design as well as many configuration options make this product series an all-round talent for incremental path measurements

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LIA series

The LIA series offers a wide range of application possibilities and is configurable with expandable features such as optional switching sensors

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LAK series

The outstanding characteristics of this encoder are based on a combination of incremental and absolute measuring technology

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RIK series

The flat and lightweight design of the encoder enables users a wide range of applications for rotary measuring tasks

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Looking for a measuring system developed exactly to your requirements and specifications? Haven't been able to find a suitable solution anywhere?

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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Success Stories

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With the help of a high-resolution, optical linear measuring system such as the LIKselect from NUMERIK JENA, a vehicle assistance system can be precisely adjusted. The challenging aspect here is the constantly advancing miniaturization of the alignment units with very tight installation spaces for the measuring systems.

Here, every millimeter is crucial, and customer-specific requirements are often placed on the measuring systems, which are rarely found in suppliers' catalogs. NUMERIK JENA offers the optimal solution for this with the LIKselect.

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Semiconductor Technology

High-precision positioning of axes is the key to many achievements of modern technology. Particularly in industrial semiconductor production or in the fields of medicine, research and inspection of materials, positioning tasks are becoming increasingly important.

The challenges here are the constant miniaturization of assemblies, the highly accurate and reproducible measurement of translations, and the reliability of integrated systems.

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Automation Technology

In a customer-specific inspection system, components are measured for their quality and then sorted.  Special camera and microscope techniques are used to monitor the specifications of the components and ensure appropriate sorting. The positioning of the inspection technology is done by high-resolution measurement technology, which was individually adapted to the requirements of the inspection system and the available installation space.

The choice fell on the RIK 4 rotary optical measuring system from NUMERIK JENA, as this system was able to meet all the required characteristics.

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Medical Technology

MRIs generate very strong magnetic fields as well as alternating magnetic fields in the radio frequency range, with which certain atomic nuclei (mostly the hydrogen nuclei/protons) in the body are resonantly excited. Any ferromagnetic materials in the direct vicinity of the measuring range would negatively affect the measuring result.

Therefore, NUMERIK JENA has developed measuring systems with non-magnetic components especially for applications of this kind.

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Automotive Industry

When assembling body parts in automotive manufacturing, precise distances and angles must be maintained between the individual components to ensure correct alignment and fit. These processes require maximum precision and accuracy to ensure high quality of the end products.

For this purpose, angle measuring systems such as the Kit R4 from NUMERIK JENA are used in robot arms to ensure precise positioning of the body parts.

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Printing Industry

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.

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