Smart en­coders an­other first

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH - DE­TAILS, IFM NZ SUP­PORT PH: 0800 803444, E- MAIL: SALES.NZ@IFM.COM

from ifm elec­tronic fi­nally break the mould: not only are they pro­gram­mable, they have switched out­puts for a pre-set count or speed. But the real in­no­va­tion is the built-in dis­play to show val­ues for count­ing, speed or out­put sta­tus, says the elec­tron­ics com­pany.

Easy pro­gram­ming: set­ting the res­o­lu­tion and the many other func­tions is sim­ply done us­ing the in­tu­itive push but­tons on the en­coder. Of course, re­mote set­ting is also pos­si­ble and for this ifm elec­tronic uses the IO-Link open stan­dard, so the user is not tied to pro­pri­etary soft­ware, but can in­stead use stan­dard PLC’s or HMI’s be­cause IO-Link is sup­ported by ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Stock re­duc­tion: ma­chine builders and in­cre­men­tal en­coder users can now se­lect the hous­ing they re­quire, choos­ing 6mm or 10mm di­am­e­ter solid shafts, or 12mm semi- hol­low, and that is all they need to stock, pro­gram­ming the res­o­lu­tion as re­quired. The smart en­coders also of­fer se­lectable 5V or 24V out­puts.

The con­nec­tion is sim­ple, too. ifm says its cus­tomers have said they don’t like M23 con­nec­tors, so the new range is equipped with the more com­pact M12, which can be ro­tated to se­lect the cable en­try an­gle.

Not only is the tech­nol­ogy ground-break­ing, but ifm elec­tronic be­lieves the pric­ing is, too. Now that’s true in­no­va­tion to sup­port In­dus­try, says the com­pany.

ifm elec­tronic says it is com­mit­ted to work­ing closely with its cus­tomers and de­vel­ops prod­ucts which pre­cisely match their needs. The com­pany pro­vides ex­pert, read­ily ac­ces­si­ble tech­ni­cal sup­port to help users max­imise the ben­e­fits they gain from ifm elec­tronic prod­ucts.

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