Encoder helps make packaging machines operate faster

The Sendix F58 encoders combine certified EtherNet/IP support with patented mechanical and electro-optic technologies for accuracy and reliability. These optical absolute single- and multi-turn EtherNet/IP encoders have a diameter of 58 mm. The encoders have a RPI time as low as 1 ms, which allows them to transmit position data about 5 times faster than

New EtherNet/IP series of optical encoders from Kuebler

Kuebler’s newest series of Sendix F58 encoders combines certified EtherNet/IP support with patented mechanical and electro-optic technologies that ensure accuracy and reliability. These new optical absolute single- and multi-turn EtherNet/IP encoders have a diameter of 58 mm. The Sendix F58 encoders have an RPI time as low as 1 msec, which allows them to transmit […]

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

New magnetic Kit Encoders as alternative to resolvers and optical systems

POSITAL’s new family of kit encoders provide the manufacturers of servomotors and other machinery with rugged, accurate and cost-efficient tools for building rotary position measurements into their products. The new kit encoders are based on POSITAL’s highly successful self-contained magnetic rotary encoders. Now however, the core components of these instruments are available as separate assemblies

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

Encoders connect to Ethernet/IP

For extreme environments, such as in steel and mining applications, the 1000 series encoders now from HEIDENHAIN now support Ethernet/IP and provide a range of configurations including incremental and absolute. The 900 series encoders with Ethernet/IP also provide incremental outputs, thereby allowing them to support high-performance drive applications. And in demanding environments where space is

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

Optical encoder takes over for LVDT

Conventional servo-hydraulic test instruments use a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT), a type of inductive absolute encoder, to determine the linear direction of travel and position of the actuator. But when Instron was designing its ElectroPuls fatigue testing systems, it knew the limitations of LVDT technology would be problematic. ElectroPuls is driven by a linear

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

Servomotor is powerful, yet light

In the fight for high performance with minimum weight, the FAULHABER 3274 BP4 brushless dc servomotor stands out. It measures 32 mm in diameter and 74 mm in length and has continuous torque of 165 mNm. Plus, it weighs just under 320 g, which is half the weight of conventional motors with comparable power. The

Optolink interface for long distance noise-free position measurement

Leine & Linde’s XHI 801and XHI 803 rotary encoders are now available with Optolink to transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. The Optolink transmitter provides secure data transmission in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths can be problematic, such as in many mining, steel, cranes, wind turbines and pulp/paper processing

Kübler’s PROFINET IO encoders support Fast Start Up

Time is money. This applies especially to cost-intensive industrial plants. Every even a short downtime has a negative impact. Repeated start-up times add up and become costly interruptions. No wonder then that people looked for a technical solution to reduce these times. And they found it. The Fast Start Up (FSU) enables a system to

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

Specifying the Perfect Encoder: How to Avoid the Most Common Encoder Errors

Join us during this webinar as Encoder Products and US Digital discuss ways to avoid the most common errors when specifying encoders. Topics covered will include how knowing the difference between position accuracy and resolution aides in selecting the right encoder, as well as important mechanical, electrical, and environmental considerations.   Sponsored by:

Novel Encoder Feedback for Position and Velocity Accuracy

For applications that require position or velocity feedback integrated into electromechanical actuators, the LinACE absolute linear encoder is a novel approach. The encoder has an accuracy of ±5 µm and delivers full closed-loop control. The encoder comprises a solid steel shaft with fully integrated scale and a sliding read-head module with no internal moving parts,

Exact Positioning Ensures Clear Images of The Universe

When the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory is completed in 2013, it will have 66 high-precision antennas working together at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. Today, 25 of the 66 antenna are equipped with Heidenhain angle encoders. The antennas are interconnected to comprise a single telescope that is already capturing images from light years away.

HEIDENHAIN Metrology DROs Shine with New LED Screens

SCHAUMBURG, IL – HEIDENHAIN’s line of highly successful metrology digital readouts (DROs) has now received an upgrade. New LED screens are now being released on QUADRA-CHEKs (models ND 1100 and ND 1200) and the GAGE-CHEK model ND 2100, previously all with LCD screens.  LED screens have been shown to be longer lasting and provide greater

Encoders Position Lenses for Special Effects Viewing

The HEIDENHAIN ERN series encoders are used to position lenses in many of those large, high quality television cameras used in professional sports. Sportvision, Inc., known for their virtual Yellow 1st and Ten™ Line seen when viewing NFL football, uses these encoders to ensure accurate implementation of that process–and more–within the cameras. “HEIDENHAIN ERN series

APR Series Rotary Stages from Aerotech

Aerotech’s APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bearings and an Aerotech direct-drive motor to produce exceptionally low error motions, accuracy errors, and repeatability errors. The addition of high-resolution optical encoders provides excellent pointing capability with low-jitter velocity tracking. Applications APR stages are ideal for rotary testing,