Schunk - Analog multi-positioning monitoring via teachable C-slot sensor

08-06-2014 - The analog SCHUNK MMS-A magnetic switch is the first teachable encoder which can be integrated directly into the C-slot of gripping modules free of interfering contours. It serves to accurately detect the size of the gripped parts which can be output as an analog voltage value as 0-5 V DC or 0-10 V DC, as selected, during the current handling process. Now the extremely compact MMS-A, with a 4 mm diameter, is sufficient where previously several magnetic switches were required.

The required electronics are already fully integrated. The output signal is sent over a displacement measuring range up to 30 mm with a resolution of up to 0.1 mm. Using an intuitive teaching function and two LEDs, different magnetic fields can be quickly and easily made linear. To ensure high repeat accuracy, the magnetic analog switch is specifically tailored to the relevant modules from the comprehensive SCHUNK standard program. Together with the SCHUNK FPS-F5 force sensor system controller, the encoder becomes a simple teachable multi-range sensor which can detect up to five teachable states. The MMS-A has a rugged housing for industrial use and meets protection class IP67. It can be flexibly integrated into systems via the cable outlet (30 cm, 100 cm). The operating voltage is between 15 V and 30 V.

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US Digital is pleased to announce the launch of the E4T, their latest series of miniature high performance optical encoders. The E4T series delivers a marked performance increase over similar encoder models and designed to be an enhanced replacement for the E4P encoder series. The E4T utilizes state of the art transmissive optical sensing technology, and incorporates US Digital's own proprietary OptoASIC. Assembly of the E4T is simple and efficient and retains the previous E4P's form factor. Key features of the new E4T include: • Mechanically and Electrically Interchangeable with E4P • Improved Quadrature Signal Strength • 100 kHz Frequency Response • Transmissive Optical Design • Collet Style Push on Optical Disk Design (Patent Pending) • Simple & Efficient Assembly Process As with all of our products the E4T is designed and manufactured in their Vancouver, Washington USA facility and is available for purchase as of December 2014.