A linear encoder consist of an encoder-head and a linear scale. This type of linear encoder is often referred to as kit encoder, frameless encoder or exposed encoder. The encoder-heads are available in two versions: with a flat ribbon cable or as an encoder-chip that is suitable for surface-mount assembly. The scale is a Printed Circuit Board with copper patterns. It is easy to mount and that can easily be cut to the desired length.
POSIC is a Swiss company and delivers its inductive encoder kits worldwide.