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By DE Staff   

General Machine Building

Netzer’s VLX-60 two-plate ring encoder designed for harsh environments

Netzer has added the VLX-60 to it’s line of ring encoders. The model offers an open frame, 2-plate design and is highly tolerant to temperature, shock, EMI, RFI and magnetic fields, the company says. Based on the company’s proprietary Precision Motion Sensor technology, the encoder features holistic signal generation, an 8mm profile and low 14 gram weight due to the lack of ball bearings, flexible couplers, glass discs or light detectors. Its resolution is 18-20 bit with accuracy of ±0.010°. The electrical encoder’s output is a digital serial synchronous with absolute position single turn; reading is the averaged outcome of the entire area of the rotor. It is also available with auto calibration option.


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