Encoders with the latest and fastest IO-Link interface are now available with a transfer rate of 230.4 Kbit/s, thus enabling a considerable improvement for control circuits. The encoders also come with integrated temperature sensors and can route already pre-processed position data to IO-Link masters if required. With their smart data, the devices support the implementation of IIoT solutions, such as for predictive maintenance.
Their interlocked bearings make the encoders particularly robust against vibration or impact to the shaft. The energy harvesting technology ensures continuous operation with zero maintenance, since the new multi-turn IO-Link encoders also detect the number of revolutions when de-energized – without any additional battery or mechanical gears. This saves users the need for battery changes and regular maintenance.
The encoders allow simple and uniform data processing with the help of the IO-Link smart sensor profile (SSP) which defines the data semantics of the IO-Link information model in detail and uniformly, irrespective of vendor. The data storage functionality of the IO-Link encoders enable users to replace faulty devices without any additional effort, since the IO-Link master provides the new encoder with all the necessary device parameters without the need for any additional parameter setting. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org