Kuebler Now Offers Ruggedized Hollow Shaft Encoder For Harsh Environments

Expanding on its line of versatile incremental encoders, Kuebler now offers a ruggedized hollow shaft alternative for use in harsh environments. The A02H model features a tough and compact design, making it ideal for tough industrial motor and drive applications. Rugged design features include a special shaft connection with interlocked bearings, balanced stainless-steel clamping ring

Encoder Products Co. programmable thru-bore encoder Model 58TP

Encoder Products Company (EPC) now sells the Model 58TP — a 58 mm, thru-bore, programmable encoder. Contained within the rugged housing of the Model 58TP is an advanced set of electronics that allow the encoder to be programmed for exact application needs. See the unboxing video for an overview. Programmable CPR, output type, and waveform

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

Hollow shaft rotary encoders

The rotary encoder series ECI 4000/EBI 4000 is a modular device without integral bearing and with a 90 mm hollow shaft. It enables the user to replace the conventional toothed-belt drive for coupling a motor feedback system to torque motors. With fewer components, these rotary encoders provide wear-free operation. They open up new applications for inductive rotary

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

POSITAL announces display units for rotary encoders

POSTAL has added a series of stand-alone digital display units to its catalog of accessories. The new units are designed to connect directly to POSITAL’s IXARC rotary encoders, TILTIX inclinometers, LINARIX linear sensors and provide a direct readout of position, rotational speed or angular displacement.  Depending on the type of sensor, the display units can

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

Absolute redundant rotary encoder tracks angles and paths

Safety guidelines for mobile machines and their requirements have always influenced new mobile-machine builds. Now with the release of EN ISO 13849, new rules dictate how to reliably record angles…

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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

LP Series of rugged encoders

BEI Sensors announces the launch of the LP Series, a new line of heavy-duty rotary encoders that provide reliable and precise motion control feedback in a compact, low profile encoder package for harsh applications. Using an innovative sensing technology that allows for accurate position and speed sensing, this product family is built tough to withstand

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

Rotary encoder with EtherCAT option

PSE and PHE 900 series of rotary encoders suit heavy duty applications commonly found in the steel, mining and energy industries and are now available with an EtherCAT interface option. The 900 series is available as solid shaft and hollow-shaft absolute sets. The EtherCAT implementation provides angular position value on its machine, while advanced signal

Motors key to fast arm pallet wrapper

The engineers at Technowrapp had an idea that, if successfully executed, would result in the world’s fastest arm pallet wrapper. But they also wanted to ensure their Runner Arm would be simple to operate and easy to maintain. In the Runner Arm automatic rotary arm pallet wrapper, the engineers created a device that can wrap

POSITAL announces new programmable incremental rotary sensors

POSITAL has launched a new line of incremental rotary encoders for the motion control and industrial automation markets. These devices are programmable, which means that performance characteristics such as resolution (number of pulses per turn) and incremental pulse direction (A before B or B before A) can be modified by simply changing firmware parameters. The

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

Tiny non-contact encoders provide high-resolution rotary or linear position feedback

A series of three miniature magnetic encoders suit embedded OEM motion control applications in 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 rotary applications. The encoders consist of a miniature

Space-qualified encoder aids in inter-satellite communications

Space is an exceptionally harsh environment that demands encoder performance far in excess of normal operational limits. Space-qualified components also need to be inordinately reliable as repair while in orbit is economically unfeasible; thus, the selection of qualified technology is an arduous process. Renishaw’s space-encoder technology was installed on the advanced Optical Communications Payload (OCP)

AMT Viewpoint™ software delivers new level of intelligence to rotary encoders

CUI Inc announced availability of the AMT Viewpoint™ Graphical User Interface (GUI) to support their recently released AMT11 incremental and AMT31 commutation encoder series. The AMT family is a rugged, high accuracy encoder based on CUI’s proprietary capacitive encoder platform. Thanks to the unique technology, AMT encoders are not susceptible to contaminants that typically plague

Modular encoder to enable angle measurement on large axes

RSF Elektronik unveils the MSR 40 modular rotary position feedback system to machine designers who want a quick way to measure angle on larger rotary axes. Common applications for the MSR 40 include medical technology, general automation, textiles, and auxiliary axes in machine tool and metrology. The MSR 40 optical kit style encoder provides a