By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
POSITAL’s IXARC encoder now features simplified CANopen setup.
POSITAL announced that its IXARC magnetic absolute encoders with CANopen interfaces are now available with an optional “connection cap” that makes device configuration and troubleshooting more intuitive. The connection cap contains three rotary switches that enable the installer to define the node ID and baud-rate directly with a small screwdriver. There are also diagnostic LEDs on the backside that simplify setup and debugging by indicating device and network status. With eight screw terminals inside the cap, users can install cables for power supply and bus-in/bus-out. A slide switch can activate a termination resistor when the device is located at the end of the network. Connection cap options include cable glands for cables of various lengths and M12 connectors for use with pre-assembled cables. Connection caps with two or three connectors can be used to connect multiple devices in series (daisy chain) without T-couplers.