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Heavy Duty Encoders

By DE Staff   

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POSITAL IXARC rotary encoders designed for most severe environmental conditions.

POSITAL unveiled its line of heavy-duty IXARC incremental and absolute rotary encoders built for extreme environmental conditions including marine vessels, off-shore facilities and other challenging locations. In addition to its IP67-rated housing, the sensor line also features bearings that handle shaft loads up to 250N axial/350N radial as well as shock and vibration impact up to 200g and 20g respectively. A shaft-lock mechanism protects the encoder from extreme thrust loads. An optional mechanical overspeed switch is also available.

Incremental versions have resolutions up to 2500 PPR, while absolute versions are available with 16-bit resolution (.005°). Multi-turn variants of the absolute encoders have measurement ranges up to 16,384 revolutions (14 bit). Other resolutions are also available for both incremental and absolute encoders. Incremental variants are available with Push-Pull (HTL) or RS422 (TTL) communications interfaces, while absolute models can be provided with either CANopen or SSI interfaces. Dual-function models are available that provide both incremental and absolute outputs.


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