SIKO’s new wire-actuated encoders, the SG32, SG42 and SG62, provide enhanced security by a specialized and fully redundant sensor system, which is used to exactly determine the position. Two completely separate sensor systems detect the exact position and display them separately as analog signals. With measuring lengths between 3 and 6 m, these sensors are ideally suited for accurate position determination of outriggers on cranes and working platforms as well as for determining the position of booms.
The durable structure of the sensors is ideal for mobile applications. Thus the spring assembly is protected against the ingress of dirt and water and always works perfectly even at temperatures below the freezing point.
Functional safety has become an important issue with the introduction of the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Also on a global basis, there is a new focus on increased safety through special requirements in the field of mobile machinery.
In addition to global efforts on the part of manufacturers, associations, organizations, and ultimately the machine users themselves, the new version of European Standard EN 13000 focuses on new and enhanced security requirements. For example, for all-terrain cranes, hydraulic lifts, mobile elevating work platforms, and vehicle-mounted cranes. But also in other areas such as in the construction and agricultural equipment markets, the requirement for intelligent safety systems has increased.
A summary of features includes:
- High reliability due to redundant sensors
- Temperature range -40°C to +85°C
- Durable even when used in wet and dirty conditions
- Compact design
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