Sick (www.sick.co.uk) is proud to announce the release of its latest high-compact absolute linear encoder, the TTK70. It is designed as a motor feedback system for linear motors or for positioning machine tools and robotics. The high-performance magnetic encoder gives a very reliable alternative to fragile optical scales, with an accuracy of ± 10 microns and sub-micron resolution.
The TTK70 encoder features a small yet robust read head – which is barely bigger compared to a match box – is very compact and easy to install, and it is best suited for applications with limited space.
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The new linear is very flexible with a very wide range of interface options such as DeviceNet, Profibus, CANopen and SSI/SinCos that enables simple integration into PLC-based installations. It is also available with Hiperface interface that enables the encoder to deliver highly dynamic linear motor feedback.
With a high level of resistance to wet, dust and dirt environments – thanks to its IP65 rating and magnetic operating principles – the TTK70 gives high reliability even in the harshest of operating conditions.
This new encoder is best suited for use in cutting, metal forming, handling systems and processing PCB print and assembly, as well as medical scanning equipment and flatbed printers.
The TTK70 can be operated at up to 10m/s to make it a reliable solution for even the most rapid of axes. The new encoder can also measure up to 4m in length by using its absolute coded magnetic tape measuring up to 4m in length and 10mm in width.