Product Exclusive: New Smart encoder eases setup, eliminates part numbers

Autotech Controls Smart-Encoders, from AVG Automation, size 25 (2.5-in. dia.) and size 40 (4-in. dia.), can eliminate dozens of part numbers and speed startup with pushbutton setup and digital readout without a computer. It is a form-fit functional replacement for major brands.

09/22/2011


Autotech Controls Smart-Encoders in size 25 (2.5-in. dia.) have a four-digit LED readout and two pushbuttons for easy programming. Courtesy: Autotech Controls.AVG Automation introduces the new Autotech Controls Smart-Encoders in size 25 (2.5-in. dia.) and size 40 (4-in. dia.). Also new is the size 15 (1.5-in. dia.) Autotech Controls Mini-Encoder, said to be the only NEMA 4 industrial duty encoder of that size.  

Size 15 (1.5-in. dia.) Autotech Controls Mini-Encoder is said to be the only NEMA 4 industrial duty encoder of that size.  Courtesy: Autotech ControlsSmart-Encoders can eliminate many encoder part numbers by bringing intelligence and security to the design. With a four-digit  LED readout and two pushbuttons, in minutes, the Smart-Encoder can change resolution (number of increments per shaft revolution); absolute or incremental; direction; where the zero point is; binary, gray-code, or BCD (binary coded decimal) formats; and offset (if any). Pushbuttons and digital readout allow the encoder to be programmed easily without having to disconnect the encoder cable and needing a computer and software. Proper button sequence and password ensure programming remains secure.

Autotech Controls Smart-Encoder, from AVG Automation, size 40 (4-in. dia.), can eliminate dozens of part numbers and speed startup with pushbutton setup and digital readout without a computer. Courtesy: Autotech Controls

Smart-Encoder programmability can eliminate scores of part numbers for inventory and decrease the chance of a lengthy outage if a particular part isn’t in stock.

The Smart-Encoders have short-circuit-proof wiring, are overvoltage protected, feature a built-in gear train, and have stainless steel or aluminum exterior construction.

Explosion-proof (Class 1 Div. 2 and Class 1 Div. 1), submersible, standard flange, and servo-mount versions are available. Design is appropriate for rugged industrial applications, including steel, oil and gas, CNC machine tools, packaging, food and beverage, printing, assembly, conveyor control,  and others. Common connectors are available for drop-in replacement of other major brands.

Network interfaces include DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, GE SRTP, Modbus+, Modbus TCP/IP, Profibus, and SSI (synchronous serial line interface). Line-driver format can connect controllers up to 200 ft away. Power is 10 V to 30 V dc. Operating temperature range is –10 C to 70 C.

The Mini-Encoder is said to be the only NEMA 4, size 15 (1.5-in.) encoder. It has a 15-lb rating and double bearing construction despite the small size.

www.autotechcontrols.net

Online extra

Autotech Controls resolver-encoder tutorial at www.autotechcontrols.net/resolver/r_2.htm

More photos

 

Hyder Khan, Autotech Controls GM; Vikram Kumar, VP; Shalli Kumar, AVG Automation CEO; Steve Anderson, SAE; Tom Pekalski, SAE, and new Autotech Controls Smart-Encoders and the new Mini-Encoder. Control Engineering photo by Mark T. Hoske

From left:  Hyder Khan, Autotech Controls general manager; Vikram Kumar, vice president; Shalli Kumar, AVG Automation CEO; Steve Anderson, systems application engineer (SAE); and Tom Pekalski, SAE, stand with the new Autotech Controls Smart-Encoders and the new Mini-Encoder. Control Engineering photo by Mark T. Hoske

AVG Automation CEO Shalli Kumar shows how parameters of the Autotech Controls Smart-Encoder can be changed easily via pushbutton. Control Engineering photo by Mark T. Hoske

AVG Automation CEO Shalli Kumar shows how parameters of the Autotech Controls Smart-Encoder can be changed easily via pushbutton. Control Engineering photo by Mark T. Hoske

 



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