Innovations and improvements never cease at POSITAL-FRABA, and the company recently upgraded its line of industrial cube encoders. Incremental rotary encoders packaged in a cube-shaped housing have been popular with machine builders for more than half a century, as they are easy to install with no special mounts or brackets. The POSITAL team has imbued these encoders with new features and capabilities, making them ready for future industrial challenges.
Shock and vibration tolerance
These units are designed around the manufacturer’s versatile magnetic measurement platform. The measurement module inside each cube offers high levels of accuracy and dynamic response in a rugged, robust housing that is tolerant of shock and vibration loading, dust, and moisture. Another advantage of these measurement modules is that they are programmable. Users can set the resolution anywhere from one to 16,384 pulses per revolution by simply updating the devices’ software. Also defined through the software are pulse direction and the output driver – either Push-Pull (HTL), RS422 (TTL), or Open Collector (NPN). These changes can be made with POSITAL’s easy-to-use UBIFAST configuration tool. No mechanical changes needed!
Distributors, system integrators, and machine builders like the ability to program these devices, as it helps them to control inventories. Programmable devices allow vendors or users to hold a relatively small stock of standard models and set them up for specific applications when required. POSITAL has an international production system that can deliver products anywhere in the world in days, at competitive prices, whenever restock is needed, with a minimum order quantity of one.
POSITAL has designed these industrial cube encoders as drop-in replacements for traditional cube designs, using identical interfaces and mechanical dimensions. In this way, they serve as cost-efficient replacements for older units that have failed or are unreliable; they are also a versatile option for new machines, as they are as easy to install as previous designs were and have updated levels of durability and performance.
For more information, contact POSITAL.