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IXARC encoders ascend to new heights: POSITAL elevates performance with fractional PPR
February 6, 2024 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has just upgraded its IXARC programmable incremental rotary encoders: users can now configure them to deliver fractional pulse rates, or fractional PPR. In other words, these rugged encoders can be programmed to

POSITAL’s upgraded kit encoders offer higher resolution, sleeker packaging
December 11, 2023 by FRABA Inc

A major upgrade has been announced to the family of 36-millimetre kit encoders available from POSITAL-Fraba: as part of the NEXTGEN initiative, the new devices will come with higher resolution and refined packaging

IXARC absolute encoders by POSITAL now available with SSI interfaces
November 10, 2023 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba manufactures the IXARC line of magnetic absolute rotary encoders, and the next generation of these devices is available with SSI (Synchronous Serial Interface) communications interfaces. SSI is a commonly used communications protocol

POSITAL’s next-generation TILTIX inclinometers are now available with analog outputs
October 30, 2023 by FRABA Inc

The innovative TILTIX line of inclinometers by POSITAL-Fraba now has models with analog communications interfaces. Part of the manufacturer’s ambitious NEXTGEN program, these new units are mechanically and electrically compatible with previous models,

Upgraded magnetic encoders by POSITAL offer superior performance, energy efficiency
August 17, 2023 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has introduced a major upgrade to its IXARC line of magnetic encoders, as part of its ambitious NEXTGEN initiative. The manufacturer is releasing a new generation of single and multi-turn absolute encoders

FRABA Group reports a profitable and eventful year for 2022
June 2, 2023 by FRABA Inc

An internationally renowned leader in industrial position sensors, The FRABA Group is coming off a successful year. Over 2022, the corporation earned €45 million in sales worldwide, a decrease from the previous year,

New upgrade launched for POSITAL IXARC series of incremental encoders
March 9, 2023 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba recently released a major upgrade to the IXARC series of incremental rotary encoders, which now includes new magnetic sensor technology and more energy-efficient embedded microcontrollers. This new generation of incremental encoders remains

POSITAL has launched a new WebShop to facilitate online purchases
February 8, 2023 by FRABA Inc

To make online shopping easier for customers, POSITAL-Fraba has just launched a new WebShop for encoders, inclinometers, linear position sensors, and related accessories. This service complements the POSITAL website’s Product Finder portal, which

Next-generation TILTIX inclinometers by POSITAL upgraded with flexibility, higher speed
January 26, 2023 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba recently upgraded its TILTIX line of inclinometers with better performance, more flexible configuration options, and quicker delivery. The new TILTIX units come with three-axis MEMS accelerometers, improved firmware, and a new housing

Fraba subsidiary announces breakthrough in Wiegand technology for energy harvesting
January 23, 2023 by FRABA Inc

Wiegand technology was developed by the Fraba group of companies as an energy source for smart sensors. In September, Fraba member UBITO announced a breakthrough in Wiegand technology after more than two years

LINARIX linear position sensors by POSITAL now even more powerful
September 23, 2022 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has upgraded its LINARIX series of rugged linear position sensors. Now, these instruments have extra-heavy-duty draw-wire mechanisms and a convenient pre-scaling option for models with analog communications interfaces. These updates imbue LINARIX

POSITAL has added kit encoders to its Product Finder portal
August 4, 2022 by FRABA Inc

As a leading manufacturer and supplier of kit encoders, or modular encoders, POSITAL-Fraba has recently updated its online Product Finder portal to include its wide portfolio of these items. Kit encoders are designed

For 50 years, POSITAL has manufactured bit parallel rotary encoders
May 26, 2022 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba remains an innovative manufacturer of industrial position sensors used for many motion-control and safety systems – including rotary encoders with bit parallel communications interfaces. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the

POSITAL and Fraba Group report double-digit growth over last year
May 10, 2022 by FRABA Inc

An internationally recognized leader in motion-control sensors, the Fraba Group (of which POSITAL-Fraba is a subsidiary) saw strong growth over the previous fiscal year. In 2021, the parent company grew by 23 per

Fraba corporate sale will allow organization to focus more on POSITAL unit
April 20, 2022 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL is a member of the Fraba Group, which supplies technically advanced products and services for businesses worldwide. The parent company recently announced that it had sold its VITECTOR business unit to CEDES,

POSITAL explosion-proof rotary encoders now have ATEX and IECEx certification
March 21, 2022 by FRABA Inc

Safety remains a priority for the POSITAL team, as the manufacturer’s series of explosion-proof IXARC rotary encoders has just earned ATEX and IECEx certification. This means they comply with ATEX/IECEx directives for Category

Fraba has opened a new factory, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
January 27, 2022 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba remains a major supplier of motion-control products, and its parent company has expanded even further. The Fraba Group has just opened a new manufacturing plant in the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru,

POSITAL rotary encoders now save more space with 27-millimetre housing
November 8, 2021 by FRABA Inc

Always seeking out new ways to improve on its innovative motion-control solutions, POSITAL-Fraba has recently launched new models of its widely used IXARC rotary encoders. These new units are available with housing that

explosion proof encoders

Explosion proof encoders by POSITAL work for mines and more
June 9, 2021 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is a major global manufacturer and supplier of industrial motion-control solutions, such as a line of incremental explosion proof encoders. These ATEX-certified units have been approved for use in underground mining and

sensor technology

FRABA Group sees corporate growth in spite of COVID pandemic
May 27, 2021 by FRABA Inc

Home of the POSITAL brand for sensor technology and energy harvesting, the FRABA Group remained profitable last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to innovative products and an advanced, digitally enabled business model,

precision magnetic encoders

POSITAL precision magnetic encoders now come with BiSS-C interfaces
April 26, 2021 by FRABA Inc

Always looking to enhance its products with groundbreaking innovations, POSITAL-Fraba has just announced that its IXARC line of precision magnetic encoders will soon come with BiSS-C communications interfaces. These upgraded, high-precision, absolute rotary

measuring wheels

Measuring wheels by POSITAL are great accessories for rotary encoders
March 31, 2021 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba remains a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial motion-control solutions, including accessories for its major products. A key example is its measuring wheels, which allow its IXARC line of rotary encoders to

industrial cube encoders

POSITAL industrial cube encoders are upgraded with timely new features
March 18, 2021 by FRABA Inc

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

explosion proof inclinometers

Explosion proof inclinometers by POSITAL meet ATEX and other standards
February 8, 2021 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba’s TILTIX series of tilt sensors includes a line of explosion proof inclinometers, which are designed and manufactured to operate safely in work environments that have potentially hazardous amounts of explosive gas or

miniature kit encoder

POSITAL is breaking ground with its new miniature kit encoder
January 28, 2021 by FRABA Inc

The latest innovation from POSITAL-Fraba is a miniature kit encoder, recently unveiled as a fully functional prototype. In automation, businesses want exceptional performance in a compact package, and this 22-by-23-millimetre multi-turn encoder fits

proximity sensors

Proximity sensors by POSITAL use the unique Wiegand power technology
December 16, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba’s portfolio of solutions includes Wiegand sensors, which are tiny devices that use variations in an external magnetic field to generate electrical signals and energy. They have unique properties that make them an


POSITAL magnetic encoders help to boost performance in stepper motors
December 8, 2020 by FRABA Inc

A leading global provider of industrial motion-control solutions, POSITAL-Fraba offers a wide variety of kit encoders, including magnetic encoders. Now, the manufacturer has released a new generation of kit encoders, or modular position

counter module

Multi-turn counter module by POSITAL uses Wiegand energy harvesting
November 12, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has introduced a new multi-turn counter module, a maintenance-free rotation counter that users can integrate into motors or other rotating machinery to provide a reliable count of the amount of rotations the

draw wire sensors

POSITAL draw wire sensors make linear position measurement easier
November 2, 2020 by FRABA Inc

Among the many solutions in the POSITAL-Fraba portfolio is the LINARIX line of draw wire sensors, designed to make linear position measurement easier. With these encoders, users easily scale their measurement ranges for

modular kit encoders

Modular kit encoders by POSITAL are digital alternatives to resolvers
October 21, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of kit encoders and other industrial motion-control equipment. The company is always on the leading edge when it comes to its line of

product selection tool

POSITAL has launched a new online product selection tool, EncoderMatch
October 9, 2020 by FRABA Inc

To help customers find replacement encoders quickly and easily, POSITAL-Fraba recently launched an intuitive online product selection tool, EncoderMatch. Targeting MRO needs, this platform combines a search engine, product configurator, and ordering tool. product selection tool targets MRO needs
October 1, 2020 by FRABA Inc

Find the replacement encoder you need quickly and easily. Minimum order quantity: One! Hamilton, New Jersey, September 2020 – After careful preparation and extensive beta testing with users and system integrators worldwide, the

smart rotary encoders

Smart rotary encoders by POSITAL are upgraded for Industry 4.0
September 24, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has upgraded its IXARC line of smart rotary encoders to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0 – by expanding the series to include support for the IO-Link communications interface. With this expansion,

SSI encoders

POSITAL’s team has just upgraded its IXARC programmable SSI encoders
September 2, 2020 by FRABA Inc

The IXARC series of programmable SSI encoders by POSITAL-Fraba has recently undergone an upgrade, with powerful new programming capabilities and tools. The manufacturer’s engineers have taken the programming concept to a new stage:

RTU interface

Rotary encoders, inclinometers by POSITAL now have RTU interface
August 12, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is always upgrading its products to boost their performance while complying with evolving customer demand. Most recently, the company has expanded its line of IXARC rotary encoders and TILTIX inclinometers – offering

electromechanical gyroscopes

POSITAL has upgraded its TILTIX inclinometers with new electromechanical gyroscopes
August 4, 2020 by FRABA Inc

Among the many technological solutions available from POSITAL-Fraba is its line of Dynamic TILTIX inclinometers, or tilt sensors. Standard inclinometers from many manufacturers tend to rely on accelerometers to sense gravitational forces, but

energy harvesting

The Wiegand system of energy harvesting converts energy for POSITAL
July 16, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is a major innovator in the field of motion control. The manufacturer always uses the latest technology in its encoders, sensors, inclinometers, and more. A hot topic in industry these days is

absolute encoders

POSITAL diverse-redundant absolute encoders: a safe, flexible alternative
June 30, 2020 by FRABA Inc

The newest technological breakthrough by POSITAL-Fraba is a line of “diverse-redundant” absolute encoders, an inexpensive, flexible alternative for safety-critical motion-control systems. Based on non-certified standard components, these devices supplement the company’s existing range

hollow shaft encoders

New hollow shaft encoders by POSITAL overcome the multi-turn barrier
June 22, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL is renowned for its constant technological innovation, and one of its more recent breakthroughs is its line of hollow shaft encoders. These new multi-turn kit encoders offer bold new options for designers

Fraba Group recorded a worldwide growth of 6.2 per cent last year
June 1, 2020 by FRABA Inc

In spite of ongoing trade disputes and structural issues in machine building and the automotive sector, POSITAL-Fraba and its international parent company, the Fraba Group, saw significant success last year. The corporation recorded

configuration device

UBIFAST configuration device by POSITAL is rife with great features
May 21, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba manufactures an impressive lineup of industrial tools, like the UBIFAST configuration device. This instrument is used to configure the various parameters available in the company’s successful IXARC programmable encoders. Last year, POSITAL

Corona outbreak

POSITAL stays productive during Corona outbreak by taking precautions
April 15, 2020 by FRABA Inc

Since the Corona outbreak took hold, businesses around the world have been facing unique, unprecedented challenges. POSITAL-Fraba has kept its operations running successfully by taking careful precautions. The company’s main focus is on

industrial tilt sensors

Industrial tilt sensors by POSITAL have now attained UL approval
March 9, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba is at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade fair in Las Vegas this week to promote its motion-control solutions to international industry. Among these products is a line of Dynamic TILTIX inclinometers, or industrial tilt

pressure-washing sensors

POSITAL pressure-washing sensors have IP69K environmental protection
February 25, 2020 by FRABA Inc

The most recent development at POSITAL-Fraba is a new group of pressure-washing sensors with IP69K-level environmental protection. Now available with more mechanical options and communication interfaces, these rotary encoders and inclinometers can stand

explosion-proof inclinometers

Explosion-proof inclinometers by POSITAL are ideal for hazardous areas
January 27, 2020 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has added a new member to its TILTIX family of tilt sensors: a line of explosion-proof inclinometers. These units are designed and built to function safely in work environments that have potentially

absolute kit encoder

POSITAL has developed the smallest multi-turn absolute kit encoder
January 8, 2020 by FRABA Inc

Technological innovation never stops at POSITAL-Fraba. The company has unveiled a fully functional prototype of its new miniature multi-turn absolute kit encoder for integrated motor feedback. This device is 23 millimetres high and

absolute rotary encoders

IXARC absolute rotary encoders by POSITAL now have IO-Link interface
November 19, 2019 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL-Fraba has recently upgraded and expanded its line of IXARC absolute rotary encoders – with support for the IO-Link communications interface. A popular, low-cost, and easy-to-implement communications system, IO-Link is designed to simplify

feedback encoders

POSITAL to showcase encoders, sensors, and more at SPS show
November 6, 2019 by FRABA Inc

As a renowned manufacturer of motion-control solutions, POSITAL showcases products at trade shows around the globe. Later this month, the company is exhibiting at the SPS (smart production solutions) show in Nuremberg, Germany.

cube encoders

New cube encoders by POSITAL have extra features and abilities
October 18, 2019 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL has upgraded an old industry staple with its new cube encoders. These incremental rotary encoders with cube-shaped housing have been popular with machine builders for more than half a century, due in

multi-turn kit

POSITAL’s new multi-turn kit encoders offer accuracy, dynamic response
October 7, 2019 by FRABA Inc

The latest innovation from POSITAL, its Hollow Shaft multi-turn kit encoders, is ideal for servomotors, stepper motors, robot joints, and any other position-control applications that require a hollow-centre design to achieve an optimal

Hollow Shaft kit encoders

New Hollow Shaft kit encoders by POSITAL have unmatched functionality
September 18, 2019 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL has done it again. The company’s new Hollow Shaft kit encoders are another major step forward in motion control, with unsurpassed functionality.  These encoders have a self-powered multi-turn capability that puts them

configuration tool

POSITAL’s UBIFAST configuration tool is upgraded with new features
September 11, 2019 by FRABA Inc

Among the innovative devices available from POSITAL is the UBIFAST configuration tool, which is used to configure the various parameters available in the company’s popular IXARC programmable encoders. Now, POSITAL has updated the

energy-harvesting magnetic sensors

Energy-harvesting magnetic sensors by POSITAL remove need for backup power
July 19, 2019 by FRABA Inc

Businesses continue to benefit from POSITAL’s famed Wiegand assemblies in many ways. They serve as a compact, efficient means of harvesting power for electronic circuits in electromechanical devices – which eliminates the need

multi-turn kit encoders

POSITAL kit encoders for stepper motors have multi-turn measurement ranges
June 28, 2019 by FRABA Inc

Stepper motors have become an attractive alternative to servo motors for precision motion control in industrial equipment, due to lower cost and improved performance. POSITAL recently launched absolute multi-turn kit encoders that measure

motion control sensors

New, innovative solutions lead to sales increase for The FRABA Group
June 3, 2019 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL is renowned for position and motion control sensors, which sell well around the world. The company is a member of the FRABA Group, which continues to grow steadily. In the 2018 fiscal

kit encoder

POSITAL introduces a cost-effective new kit encoder for stepper motors
May 27, 2019 by FRABA Inc

A member of the FRABA Group, POSITAL keeps developing new motion-control solutions, and the latest is a kit encoder for stepper motors. This product offers a low-cost alternative to servomotors in many motion-

tilt sensors

TILTIX inclinometers get an upgrade from POSITAL: new communications interface
April 3, 2019 by FRABA Inc

The acclaimed TILTIX line of inclinometers by POSITAL has received another recent upgrade. The company has added a new communications-interface option to these acceleration-compensated tilt sensors, which makes them easier to use in

Automate 2019

POSITAL showcases its great solutions at Automate 2019 and bauma
March 29, 2019 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL is respected globally for its first-class motion-control solutions – and it helps to maintain its reputation with appearances in major trade shows around the world. In April, the company is exhibiting in

motor feedback kit encoders

POSITAL’s motor feedback kit encoders now support various wire connections
March 4, 2019 by FRABA Inc

A manufacturer that always pursues the most innovative solutions, POSITAL has launched a full implementation of two- and four-wire versions of the single-cable BiSS Line interface for its motor feedback kit encoders. By


TILTIX inclinometers by POSITAL now come with Modbus RTU interfaces
February 8, 2019 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL, a member of the FRABA Group, has recently upgraded its line of TILTIX inclinometers with a new communication interface. Each device is now available with a Modbus RTU interface, based on Modbus

industrial kit encoders

POSITAL’s family of kit encoders now has three new members
December 7, 2018 by FRABA Inc

Industrial kit encoders are among the innovative motion-control products for which POSITAL is renowned. But this company does not rest on its past laurels; it always pushes itself to develop new solutions. Last

Wiegand sensors

POSITAL has upgraded its production facilities for manufacturing Wiegand sensors
November 12, 2018 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL’s line of Wiegand sensors is about to get bigger. The company has recently expanded its manufacturing facilities to enable it to ramp up production of these items. This major expansion will allow

analog rotary encoders

Analog rotary encoders by POSITAL now have higher speed, accuracy
October 22, 2018 by FRABA Inc

Encoders are one of the popular product lines that make POSITAL a widely respected provider of industrial motion-control equipment – including analog rotary encoders. Now, the company has made its programmable analog encoders

incremental encoders

POSITAL’s IXARC incremental encoders have new housing for tighter spaces
September 21, 2018 by FRABA Inc

IXARC incremental encoders are among POSITAL’s most popular products, acclaimed for high-resolution measurement and cost-efficiency. Now, this veteran technology company has made these rotary encoders even better. IXARC devices are now available in

magnetic kit encoders

Kit Encoders by POSITAL now offer both absolute and incremental position control
July 16, 2018 by FRABA Inc

Since their introduction in 2017, POSITAL’s magnetic Kit Encoders have caught on widely with motor manufacturers and machine builders, providing a reliable, accurate, and cost-effective means of building rotary position feedback into products.

magnetic encoders

POSITAL adds new connection cap to its magnetic absolute encoders
June 1, 2018 by FRABA Inc

POSITAL has recently made its line of IXARC magnetic absolute encoders even better. These magnetic encoders with CANopen interfaces now come with optional connection caps, which are designed to make troubleshooting and configuration

industrial sensors

POSITAL’s parent company, FRABA, observes its 100th anniversary this year
May 22, 2018 by FRABA Inc

A member of the FRABA Group, POSITAL is a major producer of industrial sensors for motion control and safety-assurance systems, like rotary encoders, inclinometers, and linear-position sensors. This year, POSITAL is helping to

rotary encoders

New through-hollow rotary encoders from POSITAL – adaptable and accurate
March 27, 2018 by FRABA Inc

The latest addition to POSITAL’s inventory of rotary encoders is its through-hollow series of incremental encoders, designed to monitor rotary motion in a wide range of equipment, such as servomotors, printing presses, and

kit encoders

POSITAL upgrades its Kit Encoders with new open-source communication protocol
March 5, 2018 by FRABA Inc

Launched last year to resounding acclaim, POSITAL’s magnetic Kit Encoders provide motor manufacturers and machine builders with an accurate, reliable, and cost-efficient way of building rotary position feedback into their products. And now,

Wiegand assemblies from POSITAL operate with no external power required
February 26, 2018 by FRABA Inc

As a top supplier of advanced industrial position sensors for motion-control and safety systems, POSITAL values state-of-the-art innovation in its products. This is a key advantage of one of its recent developments, its