Encoders are a necessary component of the industrial world, and can be found supporting a range of tasks, from positioning a patient in an MRI machine to bottling beverages at high speed. An absolute encoder, as the name suggest keeps the record of its position following some absolute coordinate system. An absolute encoder produces digital words in order to identify its location, and is often used in mission-critical applications that require greater speed and accuracy.
Huebner Giessen has designed absolute encoders for carrying out operations in the most extreme of conditions possible. Built around a robust, thick-walled aluminum casing, the encoders have high dynamic load rating, keeping the interior space sealed even when the terminal box is open.
The technical specifications for the encoders are as follows:
- 1 to 2 interfaces
- 11mm or 14mm diameter solid shaft
- 12-30VDC supply
- 16-bit resolution
- IP66/67 protection
- 20g vibration resistance and 150g shock resistance
It should be noted that the screwed connections are all vibration resistant. The single-turn version is compatible with interfaces such as PROFINET, DP, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT, etc.
Examples where these absolute encoders are used include:
- Rolling mill screw downs (absolute encoder type AMSI and AMS)
- Mining wagon tippler (absolute encoder type AMN)
- Material handling (absolute encoder type AMP)
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