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New EtherNet/IP Series of Optical Encoders Deliver Accuracy and Reliability
Kuebler Inc. Posted 06/13/2017
Charlotte, NC - Kuebler’s newest series of Sendix F58 encoders combines certified EtherNet/IP support with patented mechanical and electro-optic technologies that ensure accuracy and reliability. These new optical absolute single- and multi-turn EtherNet/IP encoders have a diameter of 58 mm.
The Sendix F58 encoders have a RPI time as low as 1 ms, which allows them to transmit position data about 5 times faster than many conventional encoders. This speed advantage makes the F58 encoders particularly well suited to packaging, textile and printing applications—or any other application with fast machines that could be even faster with a position sensing upgrade.
EtherNet/IP also makes the encoders easy to commission because they look start up instantly as soon as they receive power and look for their IP address settings and configure them via software. Due to EtherNet/IP’s Device Level Ring feature, the F58 encoders will not lose communication in the event of a single cable break or signal interruption.
All four models in the F58 Series use Kuebler’s Safety-Lock bearing design, a mechanical design feature that protects bearings from wear or damage due to shock, vibration or misalignment.