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(October, November, 2011)

OCD Ethernet

Rotary Encoders with the Right Connections

POSITAL absolute rotary encoders translate the rotary position of the device's shaft into an electronic signal. Versatility is ensured by control system interfaces options that include analog (voltage or current), digital (serial or parallel), fieldbus (DeviceNet, CANopen and Profibus), plus industrial Ethernet.
(Monday, October 24)


OCD Encoder

Rotary Encoders with the Absolute Advantage

POSITAL absolute rotary encoders provide precise and unambiguous measurements of the angular position of rotating components. (By comparison, incremental encoders simply send out a signal whenever the shaft rotates a specific amount, leaving the control system to 'keep track' of absolute position). Up to 65,536 steps/turn, ranges to 16,384 revolutions.
(Tuesday, October 25)


MCD Analog Encoder

POSITAL Rotary Encoders with Analog Interface

POSITAL MCD absolute rotary encoders with an analog interface are a great alternative to traditional potentiometers for simple control systems. With a non-contacting magnetic measurement technology, there is no loss of accuracy or reliability due to internal wear. Voltage or current outputs and field-programmable measurement range. Fully sealed casings (IP69K).
(Wednesday, October 26)


ACS Inclinometer

Rugged and Versatile Inclinometers for Motion Control

POSITAL ACCELENS inclinometers are designed to help control systems accurately position mobile equipment such as cranes, lifts, booms, construction equipment and military vehicles. Available in 2-axis (+/- 80 degree) or single axis (0-360 degree) versions. Analog (voltage or current), Serial (SSI) or DeviceNet/ CANopen interfaces. Fully sealed casings.
(Thursday, October 27)


ACS Inclinometer

POSITAL Heavy-Duty Inclinometers Have What it Takes!

POSITAL's new Heavy-Duty ACS inclinometers are housed in a rugged cast aluminum casing that can stand up to the tough conditions encountered in construction equipment and military vehicles. Available in 2-axis (+/- 80 degree) or single axis (0-360 degree) versions. Analog (voltage or current), Serial (SSI) or DeviceNet/CANopen interfaces.
(Friday, October 28)


OPT Motion Sensor

POSITAL Sensors for Length and Speed Measurement

POSITAL's OPTIPACT motion sensors use an optical measurement technology that provides accurate displacement and velocity measurement for a wide range of surfaces: rough or smooth, hard or soft, hot, wet, even sticky! With no contact between the sensor and the surface, there are no problems with damage to delicate materials.
(Monday, October 31)


MDW Draw-wire linear sensor

POSITAL Draw-Wire Sensors for Accurate Motion Control

MDW draw-wire sensors combine a rugged and reliable magnetic rotary encoder with a heavy-duty wire spool mechanism to provide accurate measurement of linear motion over a 6.9 foot range. Ideal for medical equipment, production assembly or packing machinery. CANopen, analog or SSI interfaces.
(Tuesday, November 1)


Vitector safety edge

VITECTOR Safety Edges - for a Safer Workplace

FRABA's VITECTOR safety edges are designed to be mounted on the edges of large, moveable objects - doors, robot arms etc. Safety edges sense when the moving object comes into contact with a person or object and send an alarm to the control system. EN ISO 13849-1 and UL 325-2010 certified.
(Wednesday, November 2)



Rugged Encoders for the Harshest Environments

POSITAL's Heavy-Duty MAGNETOCODE rotary encoders can survive the toughest conditions: shock and vibration, high shaft loads, high-pressure water jets (IP69K). Single- or multi-turn. Analog, SSI, CANopen interfaces. Ideal for off-road equipment, military vehicles and marine environments.
(Thursday, November 3)



Versatile Dual-Output Rotary Encoders from POSITAL

Absolute rotary encoders provide an accurate snapshot of the rotational position of a shaft or wheel. Incremental encoders excel at measuring instantaneous rotational speed. POSITAL’s new dual-output OCD encoder provides both types of measurement from a single device. SSI (absolute) and RS-422 or Push-Pull (TTL, HTL compatible) connection interfaces.
(Friday, November 4)



Precision Inclinometers for Critical Applications

POSITAL's ANGUSENS inclinometers provide exceptional precision and accurate measurement of tilt angles. Based on fluid cell technology, the ANGUSENS inclinometers feature measurement ranges up to +/- 30 degrees and angular resolution is as high as 0.001 degree! Interface options include analog (Voltage, current, limit switch), CANopen, DeviceNet and Profinet.
(Monday, November 7)


Solar moveers

POSITAL Position Sensors Improve Solar Energy Output

Advanced solar power installations often include tracking systems that move the solar arrays so that they follow the sun as it moves across the sky. POSITAL's OPTOCODE rotary encoders and ACCELENS inclinometers play an important role in these tracking systems, monitoring the exact orientation of the solar panel array.
(Tuesday, November 8)


OCD Encoder

Compact encoders with all the best connections

POSITAL's OPTOCODE encoders with interfaces for EtherNet/IP and PROFINET IRT networks are ideal for sophisticated motion control such as packaging lines, cartoning machines or anywhere else accuracy, precision and reliability are needed. Need speed? Cycle times are less than 10 ms. Compact size simplifies installation in tight spaces.
(Wednesday, November 9)



Safely-Enhanced Rotary Encoders from POSITAL

For critical systems - elevators, cranes, lifts etc. - component failure can have deadly consequences. Safety-rated POSITAL OPTICODE absolute rotary encoders have been certified for EN 62061 Safety Integrity Level SIL-3. Featuring explosion-proof housings and redundant measurement systems, these devices support CANopen Safety Communications Profile DS304 and are suitable for safety-related applications.
(Thursday, November 10)



Optical Sensors Measure Rotation of Large Objects

OPTIPACT motion sensors from FRABA provide an innovative and easy-to-implement way of determining rotational or translational velocities of machinery or product. Based on an optical measurement technique that eliminates direct contact between the sensor and the moving object, these devices can reliably measure the movement of wet or rough surfaces.
(Friday, November 11)