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SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale – all-in-one guidance and measuring system

MINISLIDE MSQscale is an innovative measuring system that's integrated into the tried-and-tested SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQ miniature guideway. The system combines the functions "guiding" and "measuring" in a compact manner. Its resolution corresponds to 0.1 µm.

Customer benefits
With its extraordinary MINISLIDE MSQscale innovation, SCHNEEBERGER combines guiding and measuring functions that offer maximum precision. The integrated measuring system enables the use of extremely compact applications in the semiconductor industry, the optics, biotechnology, medical technology, and measuring technology sectors, in lab automation and micro-automation, in the robotics and surface finishing industries, and in many other business sectors as well. Designs and assembly processes are simplified considerably, whereby MSQscale is still able to meet the most stringent technical requirements. The measuring system is available for the complete MINISLIDE MSQ product range.

Highly cost-effective
The optical and incremental MINISLIDE MSQscale measuring system with a resolution of 0.1 µm stands out through its highly integrated compact design. The sensor is perfectly integrated into the carriage and the dimensional scale is mounted directly on the guideway, which eliminates the need for expenditure on additional distance measuring systems. The design has been simplified considerably: where there is space for a MINISLIDE MSQ system, a MINISLIDE MSQscale can be installed. Installation is thus quick and easy. Taken together, all of this translates into high cost-effectiveness and the best possible functionality.

Interface options
For connections to control units, SCHNEEBERGER offers MSQscale interface modules in four different designs: as a D-Sub 9 connector (with or without housing), with a Micro Match connector without housing, or as a module that only has solder terminals. If the flexible print of the sensor is too short in the application, a dynamically loadable flat flex cable (FFC) in lengths of 250 mm, 400 mm, or 600 mm can additionally be used between the flexprint and the interface module.

Extended service life
MINISLIDE MSQscale from SCHNEEBERGER is based on the successful design of MINISLIDE MSQ, which means high reliability and an extended service life are guaranteed. The capabilities of MINISLIDE MSQ with regard to speed, acceleration, rigidity, and loading capacity also apply to MINISLIDE MSQscale – with the additional function of high-precision distance measurement.