Balluff's new BML S1G Absolute Quadrature Magnetic Encoder solves these problems by providing traditional A/B quadrature position information, plus offers the ability to get absolute position on demand.
All things being equal, absolute position encoders are preferred over incremental encoders. But absolute encoders can be expensive, and are sometimes difficult to integrate into an existing control system. Balluff's new BML S1G Absolute Quadrature Magnetic Encoder solves these problems by providing traditional A/B quadrature position information, plus offers the ability to get absolute position on demand. This industry-first functionality maintains the ease and simplicity of incremental encoders with the added benefit of absolute position, eliminating the need for re-homing.
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
For more information on the BML S1G Absolute Quadrature, please visit: http://www.balluff.com/local/us/news/product-news/bml-absolute-quadrature/
About Balluff Inc.: Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.