ENC4110-4114 User Guide
Mounting the Encoder to a Surface
This linear encoder has mounting holes on either end that allow it to be mounted perpendicular or parallel to a surface.
When mounting the encoder to a surface, you should take great care in making sure that it lies completely flat and parallel to the moving part it'll be measuring. Any small misalignment can cause inaccuracy in the measurement and strain on the mechanical parts. Metal shims are included in case you need to raise one end slightly.
Carriage Mounting Plates
The linear encoder comes with two different mounting plates for the carriage. You can use the bolts to attach them directly on top (you may need to use washers in order for the bolts to fit). The plate can then be attached to the moving part of your system, which should be self-supporting; don't put weight directly on the carriage. You can also connect them to one another using the bolts (nuts not included).
You can also mount these plates on the side of the carriage using the bolts.
The debris shield protects the encoder from splashes of liquid or dust and debris that would interfere with the encoder if it falls into the track. The shield is not connected to the encoder, but it mounted separately by the screw holes along its length.
If you need to secure any slack in the cable, you can use these plastic clips to mount the cable to a surface.