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POSITAL incremental encoders take on the most demanding jobs

Published: 20 October 2015 - Lisa Peake

POSITAL new incremental rotary encoders feature a unique combination of high performance and rugged durability that make them ideal for the most demanding motion and speed control applications. Built around high-precision magnetic sensor technology, these devices offer resolutions of up to 16,384 pulses per turn and excellent dynamic response.

They also feature industry-leading signal quality to ensure reliable control system performance. The new IXARC incremental encoders are programmable, which means that their resolution (number of pulses per turn) and incremental pulse direction (A before B or B before A) can be modified by simply changing firmware parameters. Likewise, the output driver can be set to either Push-Pull (HTL) or RS422 (TTL). 

Using POSITAL’s UBIFAST configuration tool, distributors or installers can set the appropriate software parameters quickly and easily through a WiFi-enabled laptop computer, tablet or smart phone.

POSITAL IXARC encoders are available in a wide range of mechanical configurations. Buyers can choose the characteristics they require, including housing materials, mounting flanges (European, North American and Asian standards are supported), shaft configurations, connector types and level of environmental protection (up to IP69K). Their rugged magnetic rotation sensors can withstand high shock loads (up to 300g) and are also much less vulnerable to dust or moisture contamination than encoders built around optical disk technology.

Heavy-duty bearings are available which enable these units to withstand shaft loads of up to 180N. High-performance IXARC incremental encoders are an excellent choice for any working environment, from the factory floor to the harsh conditions encountered in mining, off-road and off-shore applications. Thanks to the very wide range of available configurations, IXARC encoders are easy to integrate into motion or speed-control systems, both in new machinery or as replacement parts for older equipment. POSITAL’s online Product Finder tool ( simplifies the task of right model for any job.

Source: Electronics

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