The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) plans to introduce the Timken® MPS512 Multiplying Encoder ASIC, featuring the companys latest magnetic encoder technology, at Westec 2013, Booth 1281, Oct. 15-17, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Westec showcases the latest innovations from leaders in manufacturing.
The new Timken MPS512 Multiplying Encoder ASIC offers a compact design, combined with magnetic technology that easily functions without any light or line-of-sight. Our new product brings the next-generation of encoders to a broad variety of end users, said Maureen Curtiss, director of critical motion products for Timken. Featuring a sensor that can remain functional even with debris or liquid in the sensor gap, the Timken MPS512 withstands extreme temperatures, high levels of shock and vibration, and tolerates interference from stray magnetic fields. Curtiss also noted that the MPS512s flexible programming can translate into lower costs for manufacturers.
The new encoder can be easily adapted, increasing the flexibility of the application without having to consider an entirely different chip or encoder, said Rob Stiffler, who leads the encoder project and serves as business development manager for the Timken sensor group. The MPS512 is a higher-resolution product that complements the popular Timken MPS160.
In addition to basic encoder components and customized kits, Timken offers a broad range of packaged encoder products as well. Used for motor and vector control, Timken encoders are widely found in servomotors, stepper motors, paper-handling equipment, lab analyzers, lighting systems, critical vehicle systems and material-handling equipment.