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Ethernet/IP encoder

By DE Staff   

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Wachendorff WDGA58F Ethernet encoder includes PROFINET, EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP protocols.

Wachendorff announced its expanding its range of Ethernet-based encoders with the WDGA58F, a compact encoder with the EtherNet/IP protocol. Certified by the ODVA, the model features a single and multi-turn resolution (single-turn 16 bit, multi-turn 43 bit) that can be individually configured via an integrated web server. It’s sensor has an installation depth of just 46.5 mm. The encoder operates in environments with temperatures ranging from -40 °C up to +85 °C, shock 1,000 m/s² or vibration 50 m/s² at 10-2000 Hz. In addition, devices with hollow end shafts eliminate the need for additional couplings while those with shafts withstand bearing loads up to 400 N.


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