Absolute miniature encoders deliver precise position data
The Kübler by Turck 2430 shaft and 2440 hollow shaft miniature encoders are available in absolute versions. The encoders boast a 24 mm diameter housing that makes them ideal for space-restricted areas, with a non-contact design that minimizes wear – reportedly delivering exceptional ruggedness in a compact package.
Rather than determining encoder position based upon the home position, as incremental varieties do, 2430 and 2440 absolute encoders assign a unique output for each position. With this design, the encoders retain specific position data, even if equipment power is turned off.
All 2430 and 2440 miniature encoders deliver a maximum speed rating of 12,000 RPM, plus an extensive temperature range of -20 to 85 ºC to suit diverse plant environments. With radial and axial cable outlet options, these compact encoders demonstrate even further applicability in tight spaces.
– Edited by Gust Gianos, CFE Media, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com