Magnetic Encoder - Incremental and Absolute
"The BML S1G Absolute Quadrature magnetic linear encoder offers the best of both worlds", explains Scott Rosenberger, Product Marketing Manager for Balluff's Measurement products. The traditional A/B quadrature signal can be easily integrated into any control system with a high-speed counter interface. The absolute position information, also transmitted as an A/B quadrature "burst", requires no additional hardware. Rosenberger continues, "This is a pretty big deal for factory automation customers who want to upgrade machine performance and efficiency without needing to undertake a major hardware changeover".
This innovation in magnetic linear encoder technology marks a significant step forward in capability and ease of integration. Now, even the most dynamic and demanding motion applications can be upgraded to include absolute position feedback, with no associated increase in control hardware cost or programming overhead. Some notable features include:
- Eliminate the need for homing movements
- Measuring lengths up to 48 meters
- Position accuracy to 20 µm
- Built-in status LED's for at-a-glance condition monitoring