(19)
(11)EP 2 741 057 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
20.08.2014 Bulletin 2014/34

(43)Date of publication A2:
11.06.2014 Bulletin 2014/24

(21)Application number: 13005547.8

(22)Date of filing:  28.11.2013
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G01D 5/347(2006.01)
G01D 5/244(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 04.12.2012 JP 2012265802

(71)Applicant: Mitutoyo Corporation
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 213-8533 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • Kawatoko, Osamu
    Kanagawa 213-8533 (JP)
  • Kobayashi, Hirokazu
    Kanagawa 213-8533 (JP)

(74)Representative: Müller-Boré & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB 
Friedenheimer Brücke 21
80639 München
80639 München (DE)

  


(54)Photoelectric absolute encoder and installation method therefor


(57) In a photoelectric absolute encoder including a scale(10) having a plurality of tracks (11-13) with different pitch patterns, and a detector (20) having a light source and light receiving elements including a plurality of light receiving element arrays (21-23) corresponding to the plurality of tracks (11-13), a light receiving element array (22') is additionally arranged at a position in the detector (20) corresponding to a boundary between the track having a pattern with a wide pitch and the track having a pattern with a narrow pitch adjacent to each other in the scale, and displacement of the detector (20) relative to the scale (10) in a lateral direction is detected from a signal amplitude (Iamp) of the added light receiving element array (22'). In this manner, displacement of the detector (20) relative to the scale (10) in the lateral direction can be detected.










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