POSITAL’s IXARC new magnetic absolute encoders with CANopen interfaces are now available with an optional “connection cap,” which makes device configuration and troubleshooting easier and more intuitive.
Device setup of the previous generation of IXARC magnetic encoders, with CANopen interfaces, was accomplished by updating software parameters. This required special tools and expertise. Now the connection cap contains three rotary switches that enable an installer to define the node ID and baud-rate directly by using a small screwdriver. There are also diagnostic LEDs on the backside that simplify setup and debugging by indicating device and network status.
With eight screw terminals inside the cap, a user can easily install cables for power supply and bus-in/bus-out. A slide switch can also activate a termination resistor when the device is located at the end of the network, reducing installation costs.
IXARC magnetic absolute encoders with CANopen interfaces are ideal for motion control applications. Compared to optical encoders, they are almost 30% smaller and have superior resistance to shock and vibration loads.
Available IP 66/67 protection makes these devices suitable for harsh environmental conditions. Both single and multi-turn models are options. For multi-turn versions, the rotation counter is self-powered, with no need for backup batteries and with a measurement range of four billion revolutions (32 bits).
In addition, there are a variety of connection cap options to choose from, including cable glands for cables of various lengths and M12 connectors for use with pre- assembled cables. Connection caps with two or three connectors can be used to connect multiple devices in series (daisy chain) without T-couplers.
Finding the right IXARC sensor for a specific application is straightforward. The web site www.posital.com provides a powerful product finder tool that enables a customer to specify the product features required for each application and then quickly zero in on the best available products.
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