Product Announcement from BEI Sensors
BEI Sensors introduces the new dual output drawworks HS35 encoder. This specifically designed encoder combines rugged, heavy-duty features into a unique through-shaft style for use as a winch-turns counter in the drawworks system of oil rigs. The hard-anodized metal housing, sealed connector, IS rating, dual bearings and shaft seals for NEMA 4 and 13 (IP65) ratings all add up to a very rugged encoder built to live in this harsh environment.
The dual output drawworks encoder can supply simultaneous position feedback to two separate systems from a single encoder. Since the connectors are mechanically parallel and electrically isolated, connecting to a second system and routing the cable is straightforward. Additionally, the outputs can even have different resolutions with use of interpolation. Now you can save the cost and space of a second encoder with a single installation.