The Hengstler® AI25 absolute encoder product line has an EtherCAT interface. This feature enables the encoder to integrate into nearly any system that uses EtherCAT protocol.
The encoder offers fast cycle times of 62.5 μs and single turn resolution of 22 bit with absolute accuracy of ±35 in. The encoder suits applications in robotics, packaging and high-end motion control. It has 400G shock and 30G vibration ratings. Optional shaft seals and stainless steel housing increase encoder protection. The encoder is available in several configurable options including hub bore or shafted mounting and resolution options up to a combined 32-bit resolution.
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