Angle ring encoder for safety-related applications
Heidenhain’s ECA 4410 angle ring encoder series is designed for use in safety-related applications and can be used in dangerous conditions and automation applications such as in robotic arms. Features include the EnDat data interface as well as modifications made to the mechanical connection that now includes fault exclusion. The ECA 4410 drum has a centering collar on the inside diameter, to center it via a fit on the mating shaft. These scale drums also have additional back-off threads for disassembly. In conjunction with a safe control, the ECA 4410 can be used as a single-encoder system in applications with control category SIL 2 (as per EN 61508) and Category 3 PL performance level "d" (as per EN ISO 13849-1). The ECA 4410 drums are mechanically compatible with the ECA 4000 line as well as the ERA 4000 line of angle encoder feedback devices.
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