By Design Engineering staffMotion Control Machine Building
Novotechnik ML Series features friction clutch in place of end-stops.
Novotechnik U.S. introduced its ML Series of Multi-Turn Rotary Sensors that feature a friction clutch instead of the end-stops. The clutch produces a click sound to let users know they have reached end-of-range and it permits continued turn past end-scale. Compact in size, ML Series sensors have a ½ inch square profile. Other specifications include models with 6, 10, 25, 50 or 100 turns, bushing mounting and sealing to IP 65. Life is >15 million turns. Linearity is to ±0.25% of full scale range. Resolution is better than 0.1% with repeatability of ≤ 0.17%.