Heidenhain presents its ACANTO Series of length gauges. They are characterized by absolute position value formation and are ideal for use in production-related metrology, at multipoint inspection apparatuses and in automated inspection equipment. They are based on the optical scanning of absolute graduations, which permits high accuracy at high resolution and linearity over the entire measuring length. The technology behind the scanning in the ACANTO is similar to the optical scanning in absolute rotary encoders. They are available for measuring lengths of 12 mm and 30 mm and provide IP 64 protection for use in manufacturing environments. The innovative sleeve bearing technology enables the length gauge to operate with low wear and friction.