Strängnäs, Sweden – Leine & Linde is now introducing the availability of DeviceNet™ in the Leine & Linde 600 series, the highly robust ø 58 mm fieldbus encoder series. This support for fieldbus interfaces extends the range of applications for this already useful absolute rotary encoder.
This Leine & Linde series supports 13-bit singleturn or 25-bit multiturn with screw terminal or miniature M12 connection. Mechanically, various shafted- and hollow-shafted versions are available. The DeviceNet™ encoder supports encoder profile revision 2 and the functionality has been fully tested in compliance with the ODVA conformance test.
Overall, fieldbus technology is rapidly gaining acceptance and integration into automation applications worldwide. Based on network topology, system requirements and performance, various types of fieldbus systems are available, all developed and supported by individual standardization organizations. The key principle of fieldbus technology is to enhance device functionality, achieve communication transparency, simplify and standardize installations, as well as limiting the installation and maintenance costs. Sensors, like encoders, with support for various fieldbus interfaces have been available for several years and are increasingly gaining in acceptance and installed market share.