2-in. incremental encoder is rated IP67 for harsh environments: Turck
Kübler by Turck offers Sendix 5006 2-inch incremental encoder, with stainless steel housing and seals to resist corrosion and physical abuse in harsh plant environments.
Kübler by Turck has expanded its encoder line to include the Sendix 5006 2-inch incremental encoder, featuring a completely stainless steel housing and Viton seals to resist corrosion and physical abuse in harsh plant environments. The Sendix 5006 incremental encoder can handle large fluctuations intemperature, from -40 °C to 85 °C, and is IP67 rated when sealed.This encoder is available with ten pulse counts up to 5,000 PPR and with push-pull or RS-422 outputs. It incorporates a proprietary Safety-Lock bearing assembly that has been tested to provide additional protection againstvibration and installation errors. The Sendix 5006 incremental encoder is said to be ideal for use in a wide variety of industries, including food packaging, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas, as well as other challenging applications within corrosive environments or requiring long-term durability. www.turck.us
- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering , www.controleng.com.
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