New 18-bit absolute magnetic ring encoder
29 November 2013
Renishaw's associate company, RLS d.o.o. has announced the availability of the new AksIM true-absolute magnetic rotary encoder for embedded OEM motion control applications. Available through Renishaw's worldwide network, AksIM has up to 18-bit resolution and zero mechanical hysteresis in a unique through-bore configuration which sets a new standard for magnetic encoder performance and value.
Designed for cost-conscious OEM motion control applications
AksIM comprises a low-profile encoder readhead and a separate magnetic ring with an impressive price-performance ratio. The readhead is available either in a fully sealed IP64 housing or as a board level encoder, supporting a range of data output formats including serial RS422, CAN, SSI, PWM, I2C, SPI and USB with binary resolutions to 18-bits per revolution and speeds up to 10 000 rev/min. AksIM is a true-absolute encoder (no battery backup required) meaning that position is determined immediately at power-up, thanks to a unique single track code embedded in a corrosion resistant ring.
Increased performance with built-in self-monitoring function
AksIM features an integral set-up and diagnostics LED, providing intuitive indication of signal health. The readhead also includes self-monitoring functionality, with the capability to report warnings, alarms or other status signals to the drive / controller via the communications interface.
AksIM is suitable for a diverse range of motion control applications, including robotics, pan-tilt / azimuth-elevation platforms, automation systems, and medical equipment.
RLS is a world leader in the development of high performance magnetic encoder feedback solutions and together with its associate company, Renishaw, offers worldwide sales and technical support.
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