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Mini-mobile encoder for construction and agriculture

Second Quarter 2022 Other technologies

When it comes to construction machinery, whether agricultural technology or forklift trucks, design engineers are often challenged with space limitations when fitting existing rotary encoders and measurement systems. Measurement systems are often elaborately encapsulated to withstand weather conditions, jolts, vibrations, dirt or moisture. Finding a system that satisfies all technical requirements, is resilient, and which also offers just the right construction form, has in the past proven to be an almost impossible balancing act, because the size of the measurement systems often exceeds the available installation space.

Siko’s absolute miniature single-turn AH25S rotary encoder is cost-effective and flexible, and provides a unique balance between high resolution and excellent functionality, with a sturdy housing design and minimal construction form. It can be used in various ways, choosing from several analogue interfaces such as 4…20 mA, 0…10 V or 0,5…4,5 V, and is especially suited for agricultural equipment. The rotary encoder has the advantage of the wear-free magnetic measurement principle, thus resolving the entire 360° into 4096 measurement steps. This innovative technology, packaged in a sturdy die-cast case of only 25 mm diameter, can be used easily in applications with limited installation space.

Its special design ensures Protection Class IP65 over the course of a long product lifetime, making it particularly suitable for positioning tasks in mechanically demanding environments. It also features wear-free sensorics and has an easy-mount 8 mm hollow shaft. It operates within a range of -40 to 85°C, and has a high protection category of IP65.

For more information contact Instrotech, +27 10 595 1831, [email protected], https://bit.ly/3uvwTdX


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