The new AV3650M and AH3650M absolute rotary encoders from SIKO combine precise and reliable position measurement in an extremely compact housing. The absolute position values are transmitted via several integrated analog interfaces, such as 0 to 10 V, 0 to 5 V and 4 to 20 mA.
These encoders use the magnetic measuring principal, with a multi-turn system which is based on Energy Harvesting Technology. This means that the measurement of several revolutions is possible without the use of a mechanical gearbox or battery backup. As a result, these sensors are not only wear and maintenance free, but are cost efficient. Despite the extremely compact design and with an outer diameter of only 36 mm, these rotary encoders can record more than 65,000 revolutions absolutely and precisely. Thanks to the integrated teach-in functionality, users also have the option of simply adapting the analog current or voltage interface to the required measuring range of the application and obtaining the best possible measurement result.
Another advantage of the sensors is their robust and resistant design. Regardless of whether it’s vibrations, dirt, moisture, or temperature, with IP67 protection and the wide temperature range from -40° to +85° C, these sensors are ideal for harsh environments. Due to the small design, the rotary encoders are particularly suitable for use in applications with limited installation space. The rotary encoder variants AV3650M and AH3650M offer a high degree of flexibility when mounting on the machine. The hollow and solid shaft versions, AH3650M and AV3650M respectively, come in several different diameter options. Both sensors are available in standard mounting configurations, allowing the design engineer complete flexibility in their machine concepts.
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