HEIDENHAIN Introduces High Accuracy Angle Encoder for Vacuum Environments

HEIDENHAIN updates its kit angle encoder line by modifying the ECA 4000 ring encoder to be able to survive and provide angular motion feedback within various machine types using a vacuum environment. Now able to handle a vacuum environment down to 10-7 mbar, the ECA 4000V encoder series has had a number of technical updates

HEIDENHAIN to Showcase High Precision Components

HEIDENHAIN is pleased to showcase industry leading and highly accurate precision measurement components for the photonics industry at the upcoming Photonics West trade show in San Francisco, CA, from January 28 – February 2 (Booth #5237). HEIDENHAIN’s extraordinary linear and angle encoders will be highlighted. A feature on the linear side will be a truly

BGA 22 – Ironless BLDC motor now available with gearboxes and integrated controller

The BGA 22×22 dCore from Dunkermotoren is now available with a suitable gearbox, encoder and controller. The innovative, ironless, axial flow design of the BGA 22 provides definite advantages such as zero-cogging torque, low vibration, and very low audible noise. In addition to this new motor, there is a four-quadrant controller, BGE 6005 with CANopen

CANOpen gateway simplifies motion systems

The CANOpen gateway allows rotary or linear absolute position data to be accessed by CANOpen motion control resources. A new generation of CRG CANopen gateways incorporates CANopen encoder profile CIA 406 v.3.2. This profile has also been implemented in Leine & Linde’s 600 Series CANopen encoders. For reliable and efficient transfer of data, the gateway

EtherCAT servodrives for brushless motors

OPENdrive OD700 is an EtherCAT compatible servodrive for brushless motors. A key feature is automatic recognition of connected motors and configuration through “ODM,” a browser executable on PC and on machine board. This feature makes the servo system easy to commission through the EtherCAT channel without modifying machine connections. ODM enables visualization and modification of

Motion control in a small package

Compact EtherCAT drive modules for servo, step and voice coil motors feature a dual/quad-axis universal drive. The UDMSD Series is for motors with a continuous power range of 10 to 100 W (200 W peak). The type of motor is selected by the user and can be set differently for each drive. These drives address

Gateway increases motion system flexibility

The EnDat interface lets motion designers include almost any encoder into their design. Now, designers can also include a number of communication protocols. The PROFINET Gateway is the latest addition to the protocol compatibility. The Interface also supports CanOPEN and DeviceNet. The EnDat encoder interface allows a variety of absolute encoders suitable for high temperatures

Leine & Linde 900 series encoders now with EtherCAT option

Leine & Linde’s PSE and PHE 900 series of rotary encoders are perfectly suited for heavy duty applications commonly found in the steel, mining and energy industries to name a few, and are now available with an EtherCAT interface option. With rising demands on machine efficiency and reliability, the 900 series of solid shaft and

An RSF encoder designed for machines with loose mechanical motion

RSF Elektronik offers a linear motion feedback encoder system  that is specifically designed for machines with loose mechanical motion during operation.  Called the MSA 37x series, these encoders are especially well suited for motion applications such as press brake and metal forming/bending machines, or any other type of machine that have significant flexure near the

Leine & Linde couples expansion of ring encoder sizes with fast delivery

Due to demand, Leine & Linde has expanded the range of standard sizes of its versatile MRI 2000 ring encoder along with offering fast delivery.  Designed to provide feedback solutions for large rotating machinery typically found in the construction, pulp & paper, oil & gas, wind and marine industries, the MRI ring encoder product line was also recently updated

New Sendix ATEX / IECEx 71XX encoders with mining certificate

Explosion protection belongs to the highest safety-relevant tasks in many industries and branches. In areas such as the mining industry, high plant availability and the best protection possible for men and the environment have top priority. The measuring devices in charge of positioning tasks have to meet the strictest protection regulations. With the new series

Lowest Profile Explosion Proof Encoder Saves Space and Cuts Costs

The new explosion proof and flameproof Model LP35 from BEI Sensors is the first low profile hollow shaft encoder that features a slim 2.01 inch profile and is designed to meet UL, ATEX, and IECEx standards allowing for operation directly in Division 1, Zone 1 environments. Many oil and gas applications are subjected to extreme

Renishaw introduces component-level magnetic encoders

Renishaw affiliate company RLS introduces a series of three high-performance miniature magnetic encoders for embedded OEM motion control applications. Ideal for high-volume medical applications, optics positioning, robot control, 3D printers, gimbals and hand held devices, the miniature encoders come in four different shapes and provide linear resolution up to 0.244 µm, or 753,664 cpr for

Leine & Linde 600 series encoders now offer EtherCAT option

Leine & Linde’s ISA and IHA 600 series of solid shaft and hollow-shaft absolute rotary encoders are well known to have been optimized for process and machine control in the harsh environments found in steel, mining and energy industries. EtherCAT is one of the latest networking technologies to be utilized for process or equipment control

New encoders compatible with Mitsubishi interface

HEIDENHAIN recently introduced the new absolute ECN/EQN and ROC/ROQ 400 M rotary encoders now available for use on machines that require a Mitsubishi interface. These encoders fulfill the requirements of the Mitsubishi High Speed Generation 2 pure binary interface with two-pair transmission. These products are an addition to the 400 series of encoders with integral

SICK’s compact AHS/AHM36 absolute encoders

SICK, a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, announced the launch of the AHS/AHM36 absolute encoders. In addition to a small 36 mm diameter, these singleturn and multiturn encoders have a 270-degree rotating M12 connector or cable outlet that enables flexible, time-saving installation in

Gen 3 Inductive Rotary Encoder for Functional Safety

HEIDENHAIN is expanding its third generation of absolute inductive rotary encoders with the ExI 11xx series, providing a single encoder safety solution for many industries such as packaging, automation and robotics. These new products are especially suitable for safety-related applications up to SIL 3, PLe, and Category 4. These applications involve high risks for the

Optical and magnetic encoders drive camera positioning for virtual reality technology

The seamless integration of virtual reality (VR) broadcast technology calls for highly repeatable camera positioning. Power Plus’ high-precision pan-tilt head and jib systems use a combination of Renishaw’s RESR incremental rotary (angle) encoder system, on both the pan and tilt axes, and the RGH40 series non-contact optical read-head, delivering repeatability to 0.004 arc seconds. Hong

Kübler Sendix encoders available with interpolable Sin/Cos interface

Drive technology requires that encoders measure even smallest movements, creep speed/slow approach, or braking movements with the highest accuracy and without dead time or delay. Kübler Sendix encoders 5814 and 5834 incremental with Sin/Cos interface provide highly interpolable Sin/Cos differential signals with U = 1 VSS. These sine encoders perform this task using two Sin/Cos

Four Steps to End Encoder Problems

In this webinar, Avtron Encoder Product Manager Brian Winter uncovers the biggest causes of encoder failure, and what you can do to eliminate these causes. Learn how to recognize problem(s), simplify mechanical issues on the outside and the inside of the encoder, and how to diagnose the encoder while operating Watch this webinar to learn: – What

Motion Feedback 101: Select the Right Feedback for Your Application by Knowing the Basics

 If there’s any one truism in engineering it is that there’s no one perfect solution, there’s only the best solution for the application at hand. When it comes to feedback devices, OEMs have a wide range of options. Should you use a resolver or an encoder? If you need an encoder, should you opt for

Durable Sensor Display from Automation Products Group

Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces the MND Modbus Network Display. This intuitive and flexible IP67 display can operate in sniffer or master mode to locally display volume, level, distance and/or pressure readings from any of the up to 10 sensors in a Modbus RTU network. Numerous user-selectable standard or custom units of measure are

Absolute Optical Encoders Achieve ±0.5 µm Accuracy

In some semiconductor applications, component “multitasking” can lead to axes collisions. Amicra Microtechnologies, a developer and manufacturer of precision assembly systems that bond and mount active/passive semiconductors, lenses, MEMS and processors for microelectronics and micro-optics applications in the automotive, telecommunications and information technology industries found a way to prevent such collisions. Its NovaPlus series machines

Absolute encoders for tight positioning

Avtron absolute encoders for positioning applications are available as optical or magnetic, shafted or hollow shaft, single-turn or multi-turn designs. They retain their position even when powered off and keep track of motion within their own absolute frame of reference, unlike incremental encoders that need to be “homed” when power is eliminated. They include analog,

MICRONOR Celebrates 10 Years

Micronor Inc. is pleased to announce the celebration of its 10th year in business together with 10 years of fiber optic sensor innovation.  Since 2003, Micronor has established itself as a position sensor innovator and commercial manufacturer of fiber optic absolute and incremental encoders.   Micronor’s ZapFREE encoders are based on an innovative all-optical passive sensor