Robust mechanics, reliable electronics, simple installation: our absolute heavy-duty encoders operate reliably in 24/7 operation under the toughest conditions. They significantly contribute to avoid breakdowns and high downtime costs and thus make a decisive contribution to the high availability of your machine or plant.
Absolute HeavyDuty encoders deliver the absolute angular position of shafts, for example rotor shafts in electric motor or cable drums at container cranes. Singleturn encoders acquire the absolute position within one turn of the encoder shaft, while multiturn encoders additionally provide the number of turns completed by the encoder shaft. Usually, referencing of absolute encoder shaft position is carried out during commissioning. In this way, the need for reference travel after power-on is eliminated.
In addition to the absolute position output via serial digital interfaces such as SSI or fieldbuses, absolute HeavyDuty encoders still allow the output of the incremental position, for example, as HTL / TTL signals, for simple processing in speed controllers with incremental input. Individual HeavyDuty encoder versions are also available with speed switches, which report a too high or too low speed via a switch output.
Absolute HeavyDuty encoders are designed for maximum robustness and durability, with enormous mechanical reserves to ensure reliable performance even in the harshest environments:
One can parameterize the resolution of the SSI absolute position, the incremental resolution from 1 to 131072 pulses per revolution and the switching speed from 2 to 12000 rpm. In combination with a wide range of mechanical, signal and fieldbus interfaces, there are virtually no limits to the flexible use of this encoder series.