Absolute miniature encoders deliver precise position data
Turck makes absolute version of miniature encoders available, offer high speed ratings, large temperature range, and compact size.
The Kübler by Turck 2430 shaft and 2440 hollow shaft miniature encoders are available in absolute versions. The encoders boast a 24 mm diameter housing that makes them ideal for space-restricted areas, with a non-contact design that minimizes wear - reportedly delivering exceptional ruggedness in a compact package.
Rather than determining encoder position based upon the home position, as incremental varieties do, 2430 and 2440 absolute encoders assign a unique output for each position. With this design, the encoders retain specific position data, even if equipment power is turned off.
All 2430 and 2440 miniature encoders deliver a maximum speed rating of 12,000 RPM, plus an extensive temperature range of -20 to 85 ºC to suit diverse plant environments. With radial and axial cable outlet options, these compact encoders demonstrate even further applicability in tight spaces.
- Edited by Gust Gianos, CFE Media, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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