POSITAL is expanding its line of kit encoder solutions for motion control applications to satisfy a wider range of needs faced by machine builders, system integrators and motor manufacturers.
Kit encoders are component-level products, designed to be built into motors or other types of equipment where real-time measurement of rotary position (angular displacement) or rotational speed is required. Compared to POSITAL’s widely used IXARC series of self-contained encoders, kit encoders typically lack sealed housings, ball bearings or separate shafts. Instead, they are intended to fit inside the host machine’s casing, with rotating components connected directly to the machine’s shaft. This results in rugged, compact installations with direct measurement of rotational position and speed.
The POSITAL kit encoder family now includes:
Multi-Turn Battery-Free Magnetic Kit Encoders
These provide absolute position feedback in a compact, rugged, low-maintenance package. Multi-turn models feature a rotation counter that is self-powered, eliminating the need for backup batteries so that these units are highly reliable and virtually maintenance-free. Variants for stepper motors that feature the same mounting footprint as popular incremental encoders are available, providing motor builders with a convenient upgrade path to absolute position control. POSITAL’s magnetic kit encoders support non-proprietary communications interfaces, including SSI, BiSS C and BiSS Line.