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1. (WO2018162886) ENCODER APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/162886 International Application No.: PCT/GB2018/050557
Publication Date: 13.09.2018 International Filing Date: 06.03.2018
IPC:
G01D 5/34 (2006.01) ,G01D 5/347 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
D
MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
5
Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable
26
using optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light
32
with attenuation or whole or partial obturation of beams of light
34
the beams of light being detected by photocells
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
D
MEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
5
Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable
26
using optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light
32
with attenuation or whole or partial obturation of beams of light
34
the beams of light being detected by photocells
347
using displacement encoding scales
Applicants:
RENISHAW PLC [GB/GB]; New Mills Wotton-under-Edge Gloucestershire GL12 8JR, GB
Inventors:
MCKENDRICK, Alexander, David; GB
Agent:
ROLFE, Edward, William; GB
DUNN, Paul, Edward; GB
MATTHEWS, Paul; GB
BREWER, Michael, Robert; GB
Priority Data:
17275030.907.03.2017EP
Title (EN) ENCODER APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL CODEUR
Abstract:
(EN) A shadow-cast encoder apparatus comprising a scale and a readhead. The readhead comprises at least one electromagnetic radiation source for illuminating the scale in order to produce a shadow-cast fringe pattern at a detector configured to detect the shadow-cast fringe pattern. The encoder apparatus can be configured so as to suppress the total harmonic distortion of the fringe pattern, e.g such that the total harmonic distortion of the fringe pattern is not more than 6%.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un appareil codeur à projection d'ombre comprenant une échelle et une tête de lecture. La tête de lecture comprend au moins une source de rayonnement électromagnétique pour éclairer l'échelle afin de produire un motif de frange à projection d'ombre au niveau d'un détecteur conçu pour détecter le motif de frange à projection d'ombre. L'appareil codeur peut être conçu de façon à supprimer la distorsion harmonique totale du motif de frange, par exemple de telle sorte que la distorsion harmonique totale du motif de frange ne soit pas supérieure à 6%.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)