The new MSA213C high-resolution absolute sensor from SIKO satisfies the requirements for sensors used for position detection in automation and drive technology. It supplies the absolute position at any time without referencing and without requiring a backup battery. Plus, with its small design and many different interfaces, it can be integrated into the system and control environment with little effort.
The MSA213C, with its high signal quality and small dimensions, is suitable for use in handling and assembly automation, machining systems, pick-and-place applications or PCB processing. The MSA213C can also be used for precise position detection and speed measurement in linear direct drives.
The magnetic absolute linear encoder features high absolute resolution of 1 μm, ensuring precise position detection at all times. Absolute measurement is essential, especially in safety-relevant applications when a change in position has to be reliably detected, even if power is off. The repeat accuracy of ± 1 μm enables reliable use in multi-axis applications or positioning systems where exact control and position recognition is required. It achieves this performance level over a length of up to 16 m.
The MSA213C is available with many different absolute interfaces so that it can easily be integrated into applications. Even in the basic versions with SSI, RS485 and BiSS-C, the sensor is also available with IO-Link and supports protocols from various control unit manufacturers. In addition, an incremental interface is available in parallel as a digital line driver or analog 1 Vss signal output. This combination provides absolute position information at all times and ensures exact commutation even in dynamic operation. A function and status LED is included in the housing for installation and operation purposes.
The large reading distance of up to 0.8 mm and low space requirements ensure the user can integrate the sensor in the geometry and the available installation space of the system. A long measuring range of 16 m results in a wide variety of possible applications.
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