Touchless angle sensors for measuring angular positions

Novotechnik's RFC4800 Series of touchless angle sensors are designed to measure angular position and features include programmable zero point offset, measurement averaging and sign of rotational direction, and IO-Link communication protocol.
By Novotechnik December 3, 2016

Novotechnik's RFC4800 Series of touchless angle sensors are designed to measure angular position and features include programmable zero point offset, measurement averaging and sign of rotational direction, and IO-Link communication protocol. Courtesy: NovNovotechnik’s RFC4800 Series of touchless angle sensors are designed to measure angular position up to 360°, revolution counter and speed—without wear. Features include programmable zero point offset, measurement averaging and sign of rotational direction. RFC4800 Series has a resolution of 14-bits across 360°, repeatability of 0.36° and independent linearity of ±0.5% of full scale. It also features the IO-Link communication protocol, which only needs three wires to simultaneously transmit measured values and status information. The status bit can signal a controller if a sensor needs replacement and the controller can detect the new device and automatically configure it based on stored values minimizing down time. Parameters such as zero point can be sent and programmed into the sensor over this bus. Other output interfaces include analog voltage and current, as well as digital outputs options—SSI, SPI, incremental and CANopen. Single and multi-channel versions of the RFC4800 Series are available. Sensors are sealed up to IP69K and it has an operating temperature range from -40 to 125°C. 

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