Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

October 23, 2019

Cube encoders – incremental rotary encoders with a cube-shaped housing – have been popular with machine builders since the 1960’s, largely because these devices are easy to install without special mounts or brackets. Now POSITAL has updated this old favourite with new features and capabilities that will keep this design relevant for years to come.

POSITAL cube encoders are built around the company’s versatile magnetic measurement platform. The measurement module inside the cube provides high levels of accuracy and dynamic response in a rugged package that is tolerant of shock and vibration loading, dust and moisture. Best of all, these measurement modules are programmable. Resolution (number of pulses per revolution) can be set anywhere from one to 16,384 pulses per revolution (PPR) by simply updating the devices’ software, with no changes to mechanical components. Similarly, pulse direction and the output driver – either Push-Pull (HTL), RS422 (TTL) or Open Collector (NPN) – are defined through software. Device programmability is especially significant for distributors, system integrators or machine builders since it helps them control inventories. With programmable devices, they can hold a relatively small stock of ‘standard’ models and set them up for specific applications on an as-needed basis. When restock is necessary, POSITAL’s international production system can deliver product anywhere in the world in a matter of days at highly competitive prices. Minimum order quantity: One!

POSITAL’s cube encoders are designed to be used as drop-in replacements for traditional cube designs, with identical mechanical dimensions and interfaces. This makes them a cost-effective replacement for older units that have failed or become unreliable. They are also a versatile choice for new machines, retaining the easy-to-install characteristics of the original design, while introducing up-to-date levels of performance and durability.

For more information, visit www.fraba.com.


Editor's Pick: Featured Article


Powerflex 755tThere’s a contaminant that has long troubled water and wastewater operations, and you won’t find it in the water.

Harmonic distortion is like a pollutant on a power line. It can cause electrical equipment to act erratically or shut off, resulting in unplanned downtime. And it can frustrate workers by making water treatment systems more difficult to optimize.

The IEEE 519 standard gives industry a target to achieve: a total harmonic distortion of 5% or less. The question is, how do you hit this target with minimal risk or impact to your operations?

Read More

 

 

Latest Articles

  • Prev
Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) is proud to announce the release of their newly redesigned website. ...
What would a world without internal combustion engines look like? While this is not the current ...
  WEG / VJP is a proud sponsor of the upcoming IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry (PCIC) ...
  Earlier this year, while attending Hannover Messe 2019, I had the privilege to partake in ...
There’s a contaminant that has long troubled water and wastewater operations, and you ...
Introducing enhanced programmability and functionality for AC drives and control systems, thanks to ...
At Hannover Messe, ABB showcased its low-voltage MNS innovations that enable safe, flexible and ...

Motor Feature


ABB Waste To Energy PlantHow can society meet its increasing demand for energy while reducing carbon emissions? Swedish utility Mälarenergi has achieved something significant as it faces this challenge head-on with its waste-to-energy plant Unit 6, one of the biggest in the world.

Mälarenergi’s waste preparation facility, boiler and smoke stack sit alongside Lake Mälaren’s pristine waters. The lake spreads out, still as glass, to the far horizon. On its shore lies Västerås, Sweden’s fifth largest city and home to 150,000 people.

 

 

Latest News

  • Prev
Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) is proud to announce the release of their newly redesigned website. ...
  WEG / VJP is a proud sponsor of the upcoming IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry (PCIC) ...
Introducing enhanced programmability and functionality for AC drives and control systems, thanks to ...
At Hannover Messe, ABB showcased its low-voltage MNS innovations that enable safe, flexible and ...

Rittal & EPLAN Pump out a Powerful Solution for Metro Vancouver

Kerrwil Publications

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2019 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil