The MSQscale is based on our tried-and-tested MINISLIDE MSQ guideways and is available for our entire product range.
This extraordinary innovation combines guiding and measuring functions in a highly integrated design. MSQscale makes the most compact applications possible and significantly simplifies assembly and installation. As a result, the MSQscale is an extremely economical solution which meets stringent technical requirements.
MSQscale working method and components
The MSQscale is an optical, incremental measuring system made up of the MINISLIDE MSQ guide system and the following additional components:
- Dimensional scale on the guide rail
- Optical sensor integrated into the carriage
- Flexible print (must not be exposed to dynamic loads)
- Interface module
The high-precision dimensional scale is part of the hardened guideway's surface. The sensor records the optical signals and supplies the raw signals. These are produced in the interface module in either analogue or digital format, and can be processed by the customer.