By Design Engineering staffMotion Control Machine Building
Novotechnik RFC4800 “touchless” sensor series measures rotation through air and non-magnetic materials.
Novotechnik, U.S. unveiled its RFC4800 series of touchless rotary angle sensors. The series utilizes a magnetic pickup to provide a touchless measurement range of 0 to 360° and makes measurements through air and non-magnetic materials. A magnetic pickup mounts to a shaft on the application with seven different size markers available. Key specifications include ingress protection from liquids and dust to the IP 69K standard, resolution of 14 bits, repeatability of 0.36° and independent linearity of ±0.5%. The sensor series are factory programmable for offset, scale, direction of rotation, steps over position measurement range, reporting of speed by channel, limit switches and their initial state as well as baud rate. RFC4800 Series sensors with analog and digital output versions include CANOpen and IO-Link. They have an operating temperature range of –40°C to +125°C. Cable and connector versions are available.