Recording of the angular position and revolutions by means of Hall sensors - multiturn version with absolute transmission for up to 4096 revolutions - data output plus parameterisation and diagnosis via Profibus-DP. Robust housing manufactured from seawater-proof aluminium or stainless steel - stainless steel shaft - ball bearing with radial shaft seal - sensor circuit consisting of ASIC with Hall elements - electrical connections via the connecting cap with threaded cable connections. The absolute encoders are designed for direct connection to the PROFIBUS-DP. The interface is implemented with the SPC3 Siemens PROFIBUS controller. The protocol corresponds to DP-Slave Class 2 functionality in accordance with Profibus profile for encoders, No. 3.062, and is described in detail in the TRD 12770 user manual. The TRD is mechanicallly and electrically compatible with the electro-optical encoder CRD.