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Motion Control Pepperl+Fuchs rotary encoder sensor

Pepperl+Fuchs 78E Series Ex encoder carries ATEX, IEC Ex international and TÜV approval.

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its 78E Series encoder which is especially designed for oil/gas, refineries, mining and other hazardous areas. Its “flameproof enclosure” has ignition protection class (Ex d) and meets the international ATEX and IECEx requirements for gases according to Zones 1 and 2 and dust according to Zones 21 and 22. The series’ interfaces include SSI, CANopen, DeviceNet or PROFIBUS and has a removable cover that allows for easy configuration and connection to a PLC.

The rotary encoders feature a 78mm diameter housing available in anodized aluminum or stainless steel. For the mechanical connection, users can select between a clamp and synchro flange. They deliver maximum speeds to 3000 rpm and are designed for a temperature range of -40°C to +70°C.


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