Turck’s EtherNet/IP enabled encoders provide an optical-based encoder solution with electronic multiturn capabilities for position applications requiring feedback for designs using the EtherNet/IP and CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) interface. Common applications for the ODVA-certified encoder include automotive production, logistics, metal processing, textile applications, as well as printing and packaging machines.
The new EtherNet/IP encoders are available in both single-turn (RS-107/108) and multi-turn (RM-105/106) variants and come with a diameter of 58 mm, offer a total resolution of up to 32 bits (16 for single-turn, 16 for multi-turn), and have been designed specifically for high-speed applications. The encoders offer an RPI (requested packet interval) time of 1 msec, and allow operation in high-speed applications with up to a 1,000 Hz update frequency.
The RS-107/108 and RM-105/106 EtherNet/IP encoders offer a cost effective, compact EtherNet/IP encoder solution with Device Level Ring (DLR) capability. The DLR capabilities allow the network to stay active even if one direction of the communication bus line is compromised. This is a bi-directional communication capability built into the encoder. For the end user it means that their process can continue while one unit is off-line, greatly influencing efficiency and reducing costly downtime.
The RS-107/108 and RM-105/106 encoders are available in solid shaft and blind hollow shaft versions, with the blind shaft version having diameters up to 15 mm. The encoders feature an operating temperature range from -40 to 80 °C and are IP65 rated. Also, an optical design means the encoders are highly immune to interference from magnetic fields.
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