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POSITAL releases IXARC incremental encoders with angled housing



September 21, 2018 – Position and motion sensor specialist POSITAL has announced that its IXARC incremental encoders will be available with a special housing that features a cable entry angled at 45 degrees to the device’s axis.

This compact design combines features of both axial and radial cable entries in a single unit, providing the installer with more flexibility when laying out the connection cable.

The new encoder models share the advantages of other IXARC incremental encoders. The core magnetic measurement technology is rugged and accurate, with excellent dynamic response. A wide variety of flange and shaft configurations are available, reducing the need for costly adapters or work-arounds. A water and dust-tight grommet around the cable entry ensures that these devices meet IP65 level ingress protection. The housing is 36mm in diameter and 32mm long.

IXARC incremental encoders are programmable: resolution can be set anywhere from one to 16,384 pulses-per-turn in software without requiring any changes to the mechanical properties of the devices. Similarly, pulse direction and the output driver – either Push-Pull (HTL) or RS422 (TTL) – can be defined through software parameters.

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Changes can be made quickly in the field or in the shop using POSITAL’s UBIFAST programming tool.


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