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Encoders for Challenging Machine Environments

Leine Linde's M500 bearingless inductive encoders offer increased life expectancy and motion control performance in extreme environments and often in a smaller, lighter size.

Several variants of these M500 rotary encoders are available in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN. The M500 models utilize HEIDENHAIN's inductive scanning technology that makes them immune to contamination and electrical and magnetic fields. The inductive scanning also can be used to extend average encoder lifetimes, as well as reduce encoder size while maintaining increased performance and environmental robustness. This series also offers features to simplify mounting.

One example in this series of four models is the Leine Linde MZI 594 encoder with a sliding shaft design that compensates for thermal influences.

Common applications for these extreme-use encoders include for use in motors, crane automation, pulp and paper processes and wind energy.

Each of the M500 series has its own specific features. Key ones include:

  • Operating temperature range from -20 °C to +100 °C (depending on which version)
  • Ingress protection class IP67 (IP69; MZI 594)
  • Shaft play (axial) ± 3 mm (MZI 594)
  • Rotational speed max. 6,000 RPM.

Leine Linde is based in Sweden with exclusive North American distribution through HEIDENHAIN Corporation in Schaumburg, IL.

For more information contact:

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

333 E State Parkway

Schaumburg, IL 60173-5337


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