Angle encoder has a functional safety setting
Heidenhain's RCN Series now features a functional safety setting that generates absolute position values and error bits in a safe control while maintaining a secure connection between the shaft and encoder.
Heidenhain's RCN Series of absolute angle encoders now has a functional safety setting that are part of an immediate machine shut-off process in case of machine or component malfunction.
With a Functional Safety RCN angle encoder, two independent absolute position values and error bits are generated for evaluation in a safe control. To ensure a secure connection between the shaft and the encoder during operation, an additional feature on the rotor has been added to be used when mounting a RCN.
The angle encoders have integral bearing and hollow shaft provide high accuracy, reliable position and speed control through use on rotary tables, tilting axes and direct drives.
The RCN Series of angle encoders have strong mounting tolerances, optimized new scanning, and evaluation electronics with diagnostic functions, plug-in cables with quick disconnect at the encoder, and a variety of hollow shaft diameters. The Functional Safety component is now a part of RCN 2000, 5000, and 8000 with EnDat 2.2 and Drive CliQ interfaces.
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