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Absolute encoder targets robotics apps

Posted: 18 Mar 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:absolute encoder? robotics application? sensor?

BI Technologies absolute encoder

TT electronics BI Technologies is developing an absolute encoder utilizing its proprietary Digital Angular Position Sensor (DAPS) technology. Available with multiple output configurations, the encoder will feature 12bit resolution over 360-degree rotation.

Numerous output options, including multiple index points, custom coding and software turns counters, are also available. The absolute encoder will feature a bearing life easily exceeding 1 billion revolutions, and is anticipated for use in industrial automation, heavy equipment, robotics and instrumentation applications.

"While the encoder package is similar to industry standard HS35 devices, our new absolute encoder features a microprocessor-based design, providing users unparallel design flexibility," said Alain Leon, product marketing manager for BI Technologies. "Furthermore, our DAPS technology can provide extremely accurate position and speed information, and could allow customers to program the device's zero-degree position (with serial I/O option) at the time of installation."

BI Technologies will develop custom package sizes and configurations to meet specific customer requirements. Beta samples with limited options are currently available, and lead time for custom samples is 12 weeks.

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