Supporting isochronous real-time (IRT) mode, the Sendix Profinet single and multi-turn encoders from Kübler are suitable for real-time applications. The entire encoder profile pursuant to “Profile Encoder Version 4.1“ and “Identification & Maintenance functionality in Version 1.16“ (IM blocks 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4) has been implemented in the devices. Through the decoupling of the real-time communication from the standard communication (TCP/IP), the IRT mode also offers a real-time solution for all high-performance applications such as synchronous applications. The short cycle time of ≤ 1 ms facilitates flexible and versatile use. The encoder features can be enhanced by firmware updates, without the need for dismantling. Scaling, preset values, and many other additional parameters can be programmed via the Profinet bus. Encoder’s position, speed, temperature, and other status values can be transmitted as output values. The bus cover is equipped with three M12 plugs for prompt, uncomplicated and error-free connection. The single-turn devices offer up to 16 bit, while multi-turn units feature up to 28-bit overall resolution. The “Safety-Lock" bearing structure enables the encoders to guarantee maximum safety. The locked, larger bearing with large spacing ensures stability against vibrations and gives the device a robustness that even withstands installation errors, thusly avoiding machine downtimes and repairs. Due to the company’s highly integrated Opto-ASIC technology, the electronics and optical sensor technology are reduced to a few components in favor of higher reliability. The stable pressure-cast housing with an IP67 protection and the broad temperature range of -40 to +80°C also facilitates use outdoors. Visual warning and alarm signals indicate sensor errors, too low a voltage or too high a temperature. Troubleshooting thus becomes substantially easier; the necessary measures for correction can be implemented without delay and lengthy downtimes avoided.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz