Posital (www.posital.com) has announced that its Magnetocode (MCD) absolute rotary encoders now features a new hollow-shaft variant of the MCD encoder, making the devices easier to mount on shafts up to 20 mm in diameter.
Featuring excellent accuracy, adaptability and reliability, the new devices are offered with digital or analog electrical interfaces. With measurement technology based on a Hall-effect sensor and a rotating magnet, the analog models make a great alternative for traditional potentiometers as it provides superior longevity, reliability and accuracy.
Unlike potentiometers, these new encoders do not run the risk of losing accuracy due to surface contamination or wear since there is no contact among its components. The encoders also offer flexible range-setting feature that allows the installer to “teach” the device the potential mechanical motion’s limits during operations. When the limits have been established, the device will instantly self-calibrate to enable the full range of electrical output to exactly match the mechanical movement’s full range.
This results to a remarkable improvement on the control system’s overall accuracy. To simplify the setup, the analog-output models also provide LEDs and buttons on its casing.
The MCD encoders’ digital outputs include CANopen, serial (SSI) and DeviceNet. These tough MCD encoders feature heavy-duty enclosures to protect the measurement components from dust, shock and vibration, as well as mechanical loads and moisture (up to IP 69K ratings). The hollow-shaft models also feature permanently lubricated brass and steel gear-set for a trouble-free and long service life.