Kuebler recently won the first place Automation Award for its new Sendix S36 motor feedback encoders — getting 31.9% of all SPS IPC Drives show-visitor votes.
The Automation Award is a leading prize in the international automation industry and is presented annually at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. Five products are nominated in advance by a jury from the field of science, VDMA, ZVEI, and the elektro AUTOMATION staff.
The Sendix S36 encoder from Fritz Kübler GmbH was nominated for the category Standard Components & Sensor Technology. Visitors voted for their favorite during the three days of the fair.
Due to its compact design of only 36 mm, the Kuebler encoder reduces the motor variants with a maximum resolution of 2048 SinCos per revolution or 24 bits fully digital.
These features reduce overall design footprint and trim design cost. Plus the encoder’s construction makes it shock and vibration resistant.
Various versions of the encoder allow design engineers to pick from various electrical interfaces for maximum design flexibility:
RS485 + sin/cos (Hiperface compatible)
BiSS • BiSS Safety • BiSS Line (single-cable setup)
SCS open Link (single cable setup)
A taper or blind hollow shaft with different torque stops is available for standardization.
There’s also a wider range of options regarding functional safety: Depending on the preference of the taper or blind hollow shaft, the drive manufacturer can freely select the preferred mechanical connection for its safety concept.
“We are pleased with this award and thank all visitors who voted for the Sendix S36,” said product manager position and motion sensors Arnold Hettich. “Kuebler is taking a significant innovative step in the field of motor feedback systems and is already causing a great stir.”