Absolute Encoders Now Interface With Industrial Networks

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The Motion Technologies ELAP MEM-BUS absolute encoder is now available with direct interface to either CAN open or PROFIBUS network. MEM-Bus encoders can be supplied in both single and multi-turn versions: the single-turn encoder resolution is 13 bit, while the multi-turn resolution value is 29 bit (8192 steps/revolution x 65536 revolutions).

Different mechanical versions are available to satisfy all application requirements: square flanged, round flanged with servo coupling, and with hollow shaft to couple directly to a motor shaft. All types offer different options for the shaft/hole diameter; the electrical connection is by cables: two or three cable gland options are available.

The stout aluminium case ensures a high protection degree, so that it is possible to apply MEM-Bus encoders in severe industrial environments. The electronic construction technology – involving no mechanical gear – allows for high acceleration and speed values.