Product Announcement from POSITAL - FRABA
POSITAL's IXARC encoders are ideal for sophisticated motion control such as packaging lines, cartoning machines, mobile machinery (YouTube Video), wind turbines (YouTube Video) or anywhere else accuracy, precision and reliability are needed.
The wide range of available output interfaces makes them the logical choice for many control systems, from simple positioning systems to sophisticated manufacturing cells that incorporate industrial Ethernet-based communications. Interfaces for the IXARC product family include:
- DeviceNet, for direct integration with OMRON, Allen Bradley/Rockwell controllers
- CANopen, SAE J1939, CANopen Lift (for safety-critical elevator applications)
- EtherNet/IP Ideal for integration with Allen Bradley/Rockwell PLC's
- MODBUS & TCP/IP-UDP
- Serial digital, based on SSI protocols
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Most of these are well suited for use in high-speed machines. All IXARC optical encoders use a proven opto-electronic sensor to determine absolute position values. Angular resolution is 65,536 steps per revolution (16 bits), while up to 16,384 revolutions (14 bits) can be registered in multi-turn mode. IXARC encoders instantly provide current absolute position values without referencing, even after power failure. No backup batteries needed! With a diameter of only 58 mm (2.3") and a maximum length of 80mm (3.1"), these units are easy to install in tight spaces.
The FRABA Group, as one of the leading manufacturers of high technology sensor and safety systems for industrial automation, is committed to excellence in quality and customer service. The headquarters are located in Cologne, Germany. The US subsidiary, FRABA Inc., began operations in summer 2000 to better meet the growing needs of the American encoder market. It is currently located in Hamilton, NJ. Additionally in 2009, FRABA Pte opened in Singapore, thereby providing total global support.
With the POSITAL product range, FRABA strengthens their leadership in absolute encoders, which they have developed for over thirty years. The POSITAL encoders utilize optical technology and integrated intelligence and combine high performance, high quality, and low cost. The FRABA experts support the standard interfaces (serial and parallel), as well as the new fieldbus interfaces like DeviceNet, Profibus, and Interbus. From robotics to steel-mills and packing machines, a wide variety of applications are positioned by POSITAL encoders all around the world.