Absolute Modular Angle Encoder
Heidenhain's ECA 4410 series encoders can be used for numerous safety functions in the complete system as per EN 61 800-5-2.
Heidenhain introduces the ECA 4410 series of absolute modular angle encoders, which can be used as single-encoder systems for applications with control category SIL 2 (as per EN 61 508) and performance level “d” (as per EN ISO 13 849). Reliable transmission of the position is based on two independently generated absolute position values and on error bits, which are then provided to the safe control. The functions of the encoder can be used for numerous safety functions in the complete system as per EN 61 800-5-2. The ECA 4410 angle encoder provides a safe absolute position value at all times— including immediately after switch-on. Purely serial data transfer takes place via the bidirectional EnDat 2.2 interface.