BOGEN Electronic has been introducing a new encoder for magnetic absolute measurements, the AKP18. The AKP18 impresses with its extremely small size: With a length of 22 mm, a width of 6 mm and a height of 3 mm, it can be implemented in the smallest installation spaces. The absolute resolution is 18 to 20 bits. When using the BISS-C output configuration it allows the connection of up to 8 encoders in a daisy chain format.
Due to the small size, higher resolution and accuracy of the AKP18, the previous design possibilities are expanding, especially for robot manufacturers. For example, the use of rotary scales of less than 13 mm at a resolution of 18 bits is possible. At the same time there is the possibility of a through hole configuration for cables and other components. In order to complete the measuring system optimally, both linear and rotary scales with different pole pitches are available from BOGEN.