Patent Number: 6,293,021

Title: Process for arranging an angle scale on an index disk for rotational measurement systems and an index disk with angle scale for rotational measurement systems

Abstract: In a process for arranging an angle scale at an index disk for rotational measurement systems, wherein the index disk is provided with a central opening for mounting on a carrier shaft, a clamping device which deforms elastically in the radial direction when the index disk is mounted on the carrier shaft is arranged in the opening, the index disk is subsequently mounted on a reference shaft and the angle scale is then arranged on the index disk so as to be exactly centered with respect to the center axis (A--A) of the reference shaft. The index disk formed in this way accordingly has a clamping device along the circumference of the central opening, which clamping device is deformed elastically in the radial direction when the index disk is mounted on the carrier shaft, contacts the outer surface of the carrier shaft accompanied by tension and, in doing so, centers the index disk in its mounted state relative to the carrier shaft.

Inventors: Freitag; Hans-Joachim (Jena, DE), Franz; Heinz-Guenther (D-22359 Hamburg, DE)

Assignee: Johannes Heidenhain GmbH

International Classification: G01D 5/26 (20060101); G01D 5/347 (20060101); G01D 005/34 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018