halstrup-walcher has come out with a new generation of PSE/PSS/PSW products that meets the latest demands in the field of mechanical engineering: An extensive modular system allows mechanical engineers to adjust bus communication and the IP protection class to meet the needs of a given customer, all without changing relevant dimensions. This feature reduces the amount of work involved in making the changes and adaptations needed for meeting a customer's specific machine concepts. A large number of positioning system parameters are continuously reviewed to support machine condition monitoring, a feature that results in improved availability. What makes this possible is an integrated product family designed for all three relevant IP protection classes: IP54 (PSE), IP65 (PSS) and IP68 (PSW). None of the models require an additional, bulky bus distributor. The need for bulky exterior packaging for higher IP protection classes is eliminated here as well.