RLS launches a 20 bit absolute magnetic ring encoder
16 February 2016
Renishaw's associate company RLS announces the launch of the new AksIM™ true-absolute magnetic rotary encoder for embedded OEM motion control applications. With up to 20 bit resolution and zero hysteresis in a unique through-bore configuration, AksIM sets a new standard for magnetic encoder performance and value.
Designed for cost-conscious OEM motion control applications
The AksIM encoder offers market-leading price-performance. It consists of a true absolute encoder readhead and a separate corrosion resistant magnetic ring with a unique single track code embedded. The readhead is available in either a fully sealed IP64 housing or as a board level encoder. The encoder operates at speeds up to 10,000 rpm. A range of data output formats is supported, including serial RS422, CAN, SSI, PWM, I2C, SPI and USB with binary resolutions to 20 bits per revolution. AksIM is a true absolute encoder which means no battery backup is required and position is known immediately upon power up.
Increased performance with built-in self-monitoring function
With the on-board LED, error reporting, warnings and other status signals can be visualised and are immediately available on all digital interfaces. 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 through its association with Renishaw offers worldwide sales and technical support.
For further information on AksIM, visit www.rls.si/aksim
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