Siko GmbH (www.siko.de) has proudly announced the release of a new rotary encoder that adapts to the application and not vice versa — the AH36M rotary encoder. With this principle, the company has taken a new direction in the rotary encoder segment, and has incorporated a magnetic analog absolute encoder that features a “teach-in-function” to the range.
The new AH36M rotary encoder comes with two external inputs that allow it to be set to the preferred measurement range in just a few simple steps. This provides users the complete signal amplitude (from 0 to 10 V or four to 20 mA) across the exact measurement range that the user has selected. Whether the user wants to measure two, 10 or 100 revolutions, this new rotary encoder provides the best solution for the job, as it eliminates the need to stock encoders with various measurement ranges or gear ratios.
Using battery-free multi turn and non-wearing technology, the cost-effective rotary encoder completes the chosen measurement range in 4096 steps or 12 bits. Specifically designed for high loads, the AH36M rotary encoder features twin ball bearings.
Its battery-free multi turn technology and non-wearing magnetic measurement principle makes it suitable for positioning tasks in mechanically challenging work environments. Measuring 36.5 mm in diameter, the rotary encoder’s compact construction makes it ideally suited for use in applications with limited space. Although it comes in a compact design, the new AH36M rotary encoder still features a six mm hollow shaft.