With the new Sendix F5868 and F5888 encoders, Kübler complements its F multiturn family products range with robust high-resolution CANopen encoders with a through hollow shaft up to 15 mm for a compact size of only 58 mm. This through hollow shaft leaves, for example on drives, many possibilities for other motor options located behind the encoder. These gearless optical encoders are based on the innovative and patented Intelligent-Scan-Technology. Besides many other CANopen functionalities, this encoder also features a Universal Scaling Function (USF).
The new encoders of the F58 series are used for example for measuring the rotation angle of booms or upper structures mounted on vehicles. Typical applications may be found for example in the Mobile Automation sector, but these new encoders can be used also in other applications with CANopen communication.
The USF function prevents the occurrence of an error at the end of the physical resolution of an encoder when a scale factor is active. In such a case, it mat happen that the division of the physical limit by the programmable total resolution results in a figure that is not an integer. The USF function corrects automatically this error in the encoder when the end of the measuring range is reached. This way, no measuring error can occur in case of endless boom rotation in both directions.
The complete integration of the singleturn and multiturn functionality on an OptoASIC makes this encoder 100 % insensitive to magnetic fields. With its multiturn and singleturn resoltion of 16 bits each, this encoder reaches a high total resolution of up to 32 bits, ensuring its compatibility with the CANopen profile. The Kübler Sendix F5868 and F5888 encoders support the latest CANopen communication profile in compliance with DS 301 V4.2.