Guided Absolute Linear Encoder with CANopen

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SMAG from Lika is the absolute linear encoder equipped with a guide rail for simple and safe installation. Now it offers the advantages of the bus communication and introduces the CANopen interface.

SMAG is a guided measuring system for applications requiring rigid scale mounting and an attractive price tag. It utilizes an absolute scanning head combined with the MTAG magnetic scale that is integrated into an aluminium guide rail. The aluminium profile goes up to 650 mm / 25.6” long for a max measuring length of 570 mm / 22.4”. SMAG comes in a all-in-one design, so it is delivered ready for the simple installation and requires neither calibration nor adjustments nor alignments. The measuring system is rugged and guarantees smooth running, high precision and high reliability with a non-contact and wear-free operation. Furthermore it is well suited for harsh environments and immune to dust, dirt, grease, liquids, etc. due to its IP67 protection and the robust magnetic scanning.

SMAG encoder is offered with a CANopen interface, as well as the SSI interface. CAN interface complies with the “Device Profile for encoders” Class 2 and meets the “CIA Draft Standard 301” and the “CIA Draft Standard 406”. Thus it provides the complete set of CANopen functions including full programmability and comprehensive diagnostic information. Among the benefits of the CANopen communication:

  • position and velocity readout
  • scaling function
  • preset and offset values
  • counting direction
  • limit switches
  • programmable baud rate and node ID
  • extended diagnostics
  • CANopen certified cables and connectors

 The physical resolution is 5 µm, but it can be freely scaled according to needs. Typical application fields for SMAG encoder are wood working machinery, bending machines, presses, hydraulic cylinders and a variety of positioning and format changeover tasks both automatic and manual.


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