The NEW Model A58SB Bus Absolute Encoder
The new Model A58SB is designed for harsh factory and plant floor environments. Heavy duty, rugged and reliable, this shaft absolute encoder is available in both single and multi-turn resolution. As an absolute encoder, it is especially suited to applications where an encoder needs to retain position information after power-off scenarios.
“In any type of machinery that has a time-consuming positioning routine – an example would be a satellite dish – an absolute encoder is ideal,” explains Sarah Walter, electrical engineer and EPC Sales Engineer. “With an absolute encoder, the controller has precise motion feedback about the position of the equipment, without needing to re-home during every start-up. Requiring the equipment to always re-home consumes valuable uptime. With absolute positioning, the controller ‘knows’ exactly where the machine is at all times, even after a power cycle.”
The A58SB Absolute Encoder offers: Multi-turn resolution up to 43 bitsUp to 16 bits of single-turn resolutionSSI and CANopen® communications58 mm diameter housingShaft in 6 mm or 10 mmSynchro or clamping flange availableM12 axial or...
The A58SB Absolute Encoder offers:
- Multi-turn resolution up to 43 bits
- Up to 16 bits of single-turn resolution
- SSI and CANopen® communications58 mm diameter housing
- Shaft in 6 mm or 10 mm
- Synchro or clamping flange available
- M12 axial or radial connector, in 5-pin (CANopen®) or 8-pin (SSI)
- Operating temperature range of -40° C to 85° C
- Sealing rating of IP65 on the shaft, with the balance of the unit rated to IP67
- Internal resistor option
- Durable magnetic technology
- Proven turns counting technology with no gears or batteries
- Continuous digital position monitoring
- Ability to retain absolute position after a power outage
- Can be used in draw wire applications, with the EPC Model LCX
- Can be used with a bracket and measuring wheel for a linear measurement solution
Published by Encoder Products Company on Jun 01, 2021
Noise & Signal Distortion Considerations for Encoders in Motion Control Applications
To ensure clarity of signal from your encoder, and avoid excessive electrical noise, there are several options and installation considerations to take into account. Electrical noise must be mitigated, and there are several strategies to do that. The encoders’ cables are another important consideration, with cable length, termination, and connections all playing a part in keeping a signal “clean.” There are also additional methods to reduce noise. This white paper will focus on strategies and ways to reduce noise and signal distortions to ensure the signal from your encoder remains clean and uncorrupted.
The Basics Of How An Encoder Works
Encoders convert motion to an electrical signal that can be read by some type of control device in a motion control system, such as a counter or PLC. The encoder sends a feedback signal that can be used to determine position, count, speed, or direction. A control device can use this information to send a command for a particular function.
Encoders in Inhospitable Environments
Encoders are often used in harsh industrial environments. Encoders can be exposed to the same contaminants other machinery is, including: high volumes of dust, an abundance of moisture, caustic chemicals, even physical damage, where the encoder is knocked around by other equipment. For encoders used in an outdoor environment, they must be able to stand up to extreme weather conditions. In short, encoders need to be able to endure whatever the machinery they’re a part of can endure. In applications that call for frequent washdowns with caustic chemicals, the chemicals can attack the encoder’s aluminum housing and exposed parts, which causes corrosion and eventually shortens the life of the encoder.
The NEW Model A58SB Bus Absolute Encoder
The new Model A58SB is designed for harsh factory and plant floor environments. Heavy duty, rugged and reliable, this shaft absolute encoder is available in both single and multi-turn resolution. As an absolute encoder, it is especially suited to ...Jun 01, 2021