LIKA Profile

Country: Italy

Established: 1982




ACCESSORIES: flexible couplings, mounting/fixing supports, draw-wire encoders, …

Thanks to flexible production, Lika can realize customer specific requirements, focusing attention on performance and functionality.
This is achieved by performing all the research, design and production inside the company.
During these years Lika has developed strong know-how in:

digital and analog electronic

mechanical design;
· optical design;
· software development.

Continuous research and innovation are part of the daily activities.
Lika often works in conjunction with the most prestigious Italian Universities and accredited Institutes, establishing permanent and productive relationships.

In cooperation with the CISAS (Interdepartmental Centre of Space Studies and Activities) of Padua, Lika is involved in the worldwide space project, the Rosetta-ESA mission.
A particular model of incremental encoder has been developed by Lika and employed in the mechanism of the WAC and NAC telescopes forming the OSIRIS payload in the Rosetta-ESA mission.
The Rosetta-ESA mission, started on March 2nd 2004 with the launch of Ariane 5 and will last twelve years. During this period, the rocket will travel 450 million kilometers. Rosetta has the scope to reveal some secrets of the solar system and to study the origins of earth and the universe.

Typical application fields of Lika products are:

· Woodworking machinery;
· Lift and hoisters;
· Packaging machines;
· Machines tools.

Lika has been ISO 9001 certified since 1997.


developed solutions for the automation industry since 1982, becoming a leading manufacturer of optical encoders, magnetic measurement systems and positioning units in Europe.
The export trend allows to Lika to sell its products all over the world.
Presently approximately 50% of the production volume is exported to foreign countries.


Lika's range includes the following product categories:

  • ROTAPULS: incremental encoders;
  • ROTACOD: absolute encoders;
  • ROTAMAG: optical & magnetic encoders;
  • LINEPULS: linear and rotary magnetic measurement system;
  • LINECOD: absolute magnetic measurement system;
  • DRIVECOD: integrated positioning units;
  • POSICONTROL: displays & position controllers;