An encoder is the best option for exact position detection in industrial automation, regardless of the path, position, or angle. The same holds true for calculating rpm, rotations per minute, and speed and acceleration. Extremely durable magnetic encoders and high-resolution optical encoders work in perfect harmony to enable precise measurements in a variety of applications. Both incremental and absolute rotary encoders are offered. Linear measuring technology offers wire draw encoders and linear encoders with a measuring element.
Incremental encoders generate signal periods or signal sequences of pulses whose frequency is proportional to the rotational speed. The number of pulses per revolution determines the resolution. Counting the pulses makes it possible to record positions and rotation counts as well. The stainless steel types are particularly suitable for use under challenging ambient conditions. SICK also offers incremental encoders with a functionally safe design that support safety functions according to IEC 61800-5-2.
Absolute encoders generate unique position values. Depending on the requirements, information about the position, angle of rotation or speed can be derived. For singleturn variants, the resolution describes the number of possible steps per revolution. A multiturn encoder type also records the number of revolutions. The stainless steel variants are particularly suitable for use under challenging ambient conditions. SICK also offers absolute encoders with a functionally safe design that support safety functions according to IEC 61800-5-2 and applications for safe positioning.
SICK’s reliable encoders assist in the implementation of safety functions, facilitating safe and efficient machine operation. This is backed up by SICK’s many years of safety expertise, an international service and training network, and a range of optimized system solutions. Functional safety encoders generate information about position, angle, and revolution counts, with a particular emphasis on mechanical and electrical safety. By offering these encoders along with reliable control solutions, SICK can offer all of the various components required for the implementation of comprehensive safety solutions under one roof.
Measuring wheel encoders
Measuring wheel systems use a wheel to record linear movements, which they then convert to speed or position values. These systems do not require a reference point on the surface to be measured, making them well-suited to measuring a wide range of surfaces. The integrated spring ensures that the wheel exerts a consistent pressure on the surface, thereby guaranteeing slip-free measurement.
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