LIP 6000 series

Incremental linear encoder with very high accuracy

  • For high-accuracy linear axes up to 3040 mm long
  • Very small measuring step (<1 nm)
  • High speed and position stability
  • Position detection via limit switch and homing track
  • Compact design for limited installation space
  • Interfaces: 1 VPP, TTL

High-accuracy scanning

The LIP exposed linear encoders use interferential scanning. Their measuring standard is a phase grating on a glass-ceramic graduation carrier. These linear encoders feature extremely small measuring steps and exceptional accuracy.

Dependable signal quality

The HSP 1.0 ASIC developed by HEIDENHAIN ensures consistently high scanning signal quality. The ASIC compensates for a drop in signal amplitude by increasing the LED current, thus maintaining the optimal signal shape under contamination. Noise is also kept uniformly low.

Easy installation

Small signal periods normally require very narrow mounting tolerances for the distance between the scanning head and measuring standard. For easy installation, the exposed linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN feature wide mounting tolerances with minimal effect on output signal quality.

Application versatility

High integration density makes these encoders very compact and light. A variety of mounting options enables use in different applications. Their measuring standard can be adhesively fastened or clamped, and the scanning heads can be selected with a left- or right-side cable outlet.

Fast referencing

Integrated homing functionality enables position detection and faster system referencing, providing a clear benefit for axes with long traversing paths. The integrated limit functionality enables dependable end-position detection without added measures.


Signal-quality indicator

An integrated multi-colored LED in the connector of the LIP 6071 delivers immediate information about the scanning signals and reference mark signal, permitting fast functionality checks and reliable assessment at any time without extra aids.

LIP 6000 series: Incremental linear encoder with very high accuracy

Product variants

Exposed linear encoders consist of a measuring standard and a scanning head. Please select these two components from the lists. For further advisory support, please contact our Sales department by phone or e-mail, or use our contact form.

Measuring standard

Scanning head