Posital offers IXARC magnetic encoders with CANopen interface
November 30, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 30, 2016 – Posital’s IXARC high-precision magnetic absolute rotary encoders are now available with CANopen communications interface option, in addition to the previously announced SSI, EtherNet/IP, EtherCat, Powerlink, Profbus DP and Profinet interfaces.
According to the company, the IXARC encoders with CANopen option are an “excellent choice” for applications in vehicles, mobile machinery, cranes, lifts and offshore equipment. The communication interface features the autobaud function, so these encoders can be directly connected to a CANopen network without the need to manually set transmission speeds. As well, diagnostic LEDs show device status. A variety of connection options are available, including cables of various lengths and radially or axially oriented M12 or M23 connectors. Housings with bus-in/bus-out connectors are available for applications where it is convenient to connect several devices in series (daisy chain).