POSITAL Adds PROFINET Communications Interface for IXARC Rotary Encoders

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POSITAL-FRABA’s high-precision IXARC magnetic rotary encoders are now available with a PROFINET communications interface.

IXARC_PROFINETPROFINET, a development of the widely-used PROFIBUS fieldbus system, makes use of Ethernet technology and can be used in larger installations where it is useful to integrate factory floor systems with other applications (such as ERP systems) running on the larger enterprise Ethernet network. PROFINET includes special Ethernet communications protocols to that ensure the rapid communications of signals in a control system where real-time control is essential.

POSITAL-FRABA’s precision IXARC magnetic encoders provide 12 bit accuracy and dynamic response that rivals the best optical encoders. Based on magnetic measurement technology, these rugged devices are engineered to operate reliably in wet and dirty conditions with shock loadings of up to 300g. Multi-turn models have a range of up to 65,536 revolutions, provided by a unique self-powered revolution counting system that keeps track of absolute positions under all conditions. IXARC encoders are available with multiple options for housing size and materials, flange configuration, shaft type and diameter, connection/wiring type and level of environmental protection. POSITAL’s online product finder tool – available at www.posital.com – helps users to quickly and efficiently identify products that will meet their specific requirements.