Non-contact encoder has no bearings

February 19th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT, Articles: Vector


ret-106-03-2014The new RI360 incremental encoder from Turck is totally non-contact and has no bearings, making it completely wear-free. The inductive universal encoder offers high resolution and is immune to magnetic fields. Machine downtime and maintenance resulting from encoder wear are a thing of the past, even in high precision and high-speed applications thanks to its high degree of protection (IP69K) and over 18-bit resolution. Adaptor rings make the unit suited for use on shafts between 6 and 20 mm diameter. The user can also program the number of pulses per revolution directly on the decoder: 360, 512, 1000, 1024, 2048, 2500, 3600, 4096 and 5000 pulses per revolution. Other pulse rates can be achieved with the use of Pactware or IOLink software. Supply voltage is 10 – 30 VDC and the output is a push-pull function, offering A; A-; B; B- and Z. The zero point is freely programable, and the encoder has a maximum output frequency of 200 kHz. Two status LEDs indicate operating functions and the electrical connection is made with the M12 Euro plug system with eight pins.

Contact Rodney Topham, RET Automation Controls, Tel 011 453-2468,

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