Absolute encoder with precise optical scanning

Uncompromisingly compact - absolutely precise

With the new EAL580 family, Baumer is taking the next logical step in the development of high-performing Ethernet encoders. Here the focus is not only on an exceedingly compact and cost-effective design, but also on the use of the latest communication technologies.

  • Portfolio
    • EAL580 58 mm design
      Solid shaft with 10 mm clamping flange

      • Optical sensing
      • Steps per turn up to 262144/18 Bit
      • Number of turns up to 65536/16 Bit
      • Absolute accuracy up to ±0,01°

      EAL580 58 mm design
      12 to 14 mm blind hollow shaft

      • Optical sensing
      • Steps per turn up to 262144/16 Bit
      • Number of turns up to 65536/16 Bit
      • Absolute accuracy up to ±0,01°
    • EAL580 58 mm design
      Solid shaft with 6 mm servo flange

      • Optical sensing
      • Steps per turn up to 262144/18 Bit
      • Number of turns up to 65536/16 Bit
      • Absolute accuracy up to ±0,01°

      EAL580 58 mm design
      Through hollow shaft 12 - 14 mm Clamping ring at flange or housing

      • Optical sensing
      • Steps per turn up to 262144/18 Bit
      • Number of turns up to 65536/16 Bit
      • Absolute accuracy up to ±0,01°
    Special Features
    • Uncompromisingly compact

      As the Ethernet encoder with the smallest installation depth in the 58 mm class, the compact design of the EAL580 not only makes it particularly cost-effective, it also offers maximum space for your construction – especially where space is limited.
       

      Simple device integration with Profinet

      The EAL580 combines Profinet standards that have stood the test of time with the technological options of the latest communication and encoder profiles.
       

      Increased system availability through Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP).

      Here, a Profinet network is set up using ring topology. If a connecting wire or a switch fails, the direction of communication in the cut-off part of the network can automatically be reversed and thus still used. The EAL580 is thus in a position to adapt correctly to the new communication situation within a very short period of time, and your system can still be operated without interruption. 
       

      Minimum downtimes through Simple Device Replacement.

      Under the toughest conditions, even the best devices can break down. To make replacement as time-saving as possible, the EAL580 supports "Simple Device Replacement". Here, the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is used for neighborhood detection. This means that a defective device can be replaced by an identical device without any previous parameterization, for the location of the encoder is known thanks to the exchange of information between the neighbors in the network. On this basis, the controller can make the settings identical to those of the predecessor device – without any additional tools or device-specific technical knowledge.

      Ready for Industry 4.0 and IIoT.

      The EAL580 is the first encoder on the market to support Profinet and the OPC-UA communication standard. This platform-independent and scalable solution has an open architecture which can easily be adapted to future requirements. This guarantees secure, reliable and manufacturer-neutral data exchange between many different systems.

      And you as a user are from now on ready for Industry 4.0 and for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The exchange of data between the EAL580 and continuous applications through OPC UA has no influence on the control program. It is completely non-reactive and can work independently from the SPS, for example through a OPC UA-competent Profinet-Gateway.

    Areas of application

    Fast and precise position sensing, for example:

    • at packaging machines
    • in the medical sector
    • at handling and assembling systems
    • in wood, plastic and metal processing
    • in manufacturing and processing paper / cardboard and in the printing industry
    • and many more fields in automation.