Leine & Linde Gateway products allow motion system designers to include virtually any encoder with an EnDat interface into their application. Now adding a PROFINET Gateway to the mix, Leine & Linde makes this addition simpler than ever, and will also support CanOPEN, DeviceNet, and PROFIBUS interfaces as well.
The benefit of the HEIDENHAIN EnDat encoder interface is that it allows a wide variety of robust absolute encoders suitable for high temperatures and harsh environmental conditions to be easily connected to industrial networks. Furthermore, the use of a Gateway allows for exchanging encoders without interrupting bus communication to other nodes in the network, thereby reducing downtime when disaster strikes.
The PROFINET Gateway supports encoder profile PNO 3.162 v.4.1 and is supplied with a GSDML configuration file and user manual providing detailed information for programming and application. The GSDML and user manual can be downloaded from the Leine & Linde webpage (www.leinelinde.com/Products/Downloads).
The gateways are available in two mechanical variants. Both variants have 3xM12 connectors for the PROFINET connection, but for the encoder input, either a M23 or M12 connector is available.
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