Guiding and measuring in the smallest spaces

MINISCALE PLUS is consistently accurate and reliable. Measurement is carried out directly during the work process, which considerably reduces Abbe errors.

The MINIRAIL profiled linear guideways with the MINISCALE PLUS integrated distance measuring system features impressive precision and robustness. This product was developed for high speeds and accelerations in the work process. Its applications can be found in a variety of high-tech areas.

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MINISCALE PLUS

MINISCALE PLUS

Miniature guideway with integrated measuring system – “all in one“

MINISCALE PLUS is based on the proven miniature guideway MINIRAIL. Consequently, the guidance-technical specifications of MINISCALE PLUS also comply with MINIRAIL.

The range includes eight rail widths which can be combined with up to four carriage sizes.

Specifications

Resolution
0,1 μm 

Accuracy
to 1000 mm = +/- 10 μm (+/- 5 μm upon request)
per 40 mm   = +/- 4 μm 

Repeat accuracy
unidirectional = +/- 0.1 μm
bidirectional = +/- 0.2 μm 

Dimensional scale
pitch 100 μm
max. length 1000 mm (the maximum length depends in the width of the respective rail)
Coefficient of expansion 11.7 x 10-6K-1

Rail
width in mm 7, 9, 12, 15 and 14, 18, 24, 42
accuracy classes G1
preload classification V1
max. length 1000 mm (the maximum length depends in the width of the respective rail)

Speed
5 m/s analog
3,2 m/s digital

Acceleration
max. 300 m/s² (30 g)

 

Supply voltage
5 V DC +/- 5 % @20 mA

Output signal
Analog: 1Vpp (100 Ω 'da)
Dijital:  Standart RS 422'ye uyumlu TTL

sensor interface
flexible PCB with 9-pin ZIF-connector (0.5 mm grating pitch).
Total length 75 mm, permissible bending radius > 2 mm

interface Module
Interface module with D-Sub 9 connector

RoHS compatible
yes

EMV
corresponding to standard EN 61000-6

Environmental influences
operating  temperature: -40° to 80° C (-40° to 176° F)
storage  temperature: -40° to 100° C (-40° to 212° F)
humidity: 10 % - 70 % (non-condensing)
vacuum: on request
clean room: clean room classification ISO 7 or ISO 6 (acc. to ISO 14644-1)
elec. charging: ESD-protection required

Integrated digital and analog distance measuring system (with rollers or balls)

Digital and analog measuring systems enable precise linear motion and maintain the tightest tolerances

Type AMSA 3B Type AMSD 3B Type AMSA 4BType AMSD 4BType AMSABS 3B Type AMSABS 4B Type AMSA 3L Type MINISCALE PLUS
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Magnetoresistiv

Optical
Usable with MONORAIL MR  
Usable with MONORAIL BM  
Usable with MINIRAIL
Incremental measuring method    
Absolute measurement method    

 

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Product overview carriages and rails

Types
Rail width in mm Carriage Version
MN 7 MNNS SCP 7 short
MNN SCP 7 standard
MNNL SCP 7 long
MNNXL SCP 7 extra long
MN 9 MNNS SCP 9 short
MNN SCP 9 standard
MNNL SCP 9 long
MNNXL SCP 9 extra long
MN 12 MNNS SCP 12 short
MNN SCP 12 standard
MNNL SCP 12 long
MNNXL SCP 12 extra long
MN 15 MNNS SCP 15 short
MNN SCP 15 standard
MNNL SCP 15 long
MNNXL SCP 15 extra long
MN 14 MNN SCP 14 standard
MNNL SCP 14 long
MN 18 MNN SCP 18 standard
MNNL SCP 18 long
MN 24 MNN SCP 24 standard
MNNL SCP 24 long
MN 42 MNN SCP 42 standard
MNNL SCP 42 long

Downloads

  • MINI-X MINIRAIL miniature profiled linear guideway / MINISCALE PLUS integrated linear measuring system / MINISLIDE micro-frictionless table6.4 MB
  • MINISCALE PLUS mounting instructionThe unique miniature guideway with integrated measuring system and a resolution of 0.1 μm2.7 MB

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Guiding and measuring in the smallest of spaces

MINISCALE PLUS is ideal for applications where space is limited and a high precision and process security is required.

The most common areas of application for MINISCALE PLUS are: 

  • Biotechnology
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • Laboratory automation
  • Medical equipment
  • Metrology
  • Micro-automation
  • Surface finishing
  • Optical industry
  • Robotics, pick & place

Benefits and Advantages

MINISCALE PLUS
  • Less effort for engineering
  • Less work for installation and adjustment
  • Consistent accuracy
  • High durability

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Measuring systems MINISCALE PLUS
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