Maximum repeat accuracy

KOMET KomTronic® U-axis systems with direct encoder

Besigheim, (PresseBox) - As an option, KOMET KomTronic® U-axis systems can also be equipped with a direct encoder as an alternative to the conventional indirect encoder. It can be used as a modular component and significantly improves repeat accuracy.

The standard version of the mechatronic KOMET® KomTronic® U-axis systems is equipped with an indirect encoder that is integrated in the drive unit. The KOMET GROUP has also developed an optional direct encoder. It takes into consideration the mechanical disturbance variables, i.e. the motor shaft, the transmission and the threaded spindle. The direct measurement system now allows measuring directly on the slider, followed by a reaction with the control system. Although precision was already high, this still constitutes yet another significant improvement in repeat accuracy. This is associated with better compensation methods in the event of wear. If both encoders for indirect and direct position measurement are combined, the position difference and the backlash can be observed over time, meaning that it is even possible to set up a wear (i.e. condition) monitoring system.

This optional type of encoder can be selected by the user depending on requirements. It is a modular component in the construction kit of the KOMET KomTronic® U-axis systems. A description of the design and usage options of the tooling systems of the KOMET GROUP can be found at


The KOMET GROUP is one of the leading single-source suppliers of precision tools. The internationally successful group, based in Besigheim, has been at the forefront of innovation in the sector for over 90 years. The company currently employs more than 1,500 staff in its 20 subsidiaries and is represented in around 50 countries.

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