Since its launch more than 20 years ago, the EnDat interface has firmly established itself on the market. All rotary, angle, and linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN, AMO, NUMERIK JENA, RSF, and LEINE LINDE are available with the EnDat interface. Manufacturers of machines and production equipment worldwide harness the benefits of EnDat data transmission.
With the HMC 2 hybrid motor cable, the third generation of the EnDat interface has arrived. In addition to the inductive rotary encoders introduced to the market at SPS 2019, HEIDENHAIN is now presenting the ECN 1325 and EQN 1337 optical rotary encoders. Their strengths are particularly evident in highly demanding automation applications, where they provide space-saving and cost-efficient yet high-performance possibilities for measuring positions on the order of angular seconds.
The EnDat 3 rotary encoders are mechanically compatible with the EnDat 2 encoders. Motor manufacturers can now seamlessly transition to the HMC 2 single-cable solution and the EnDat 3 interface technology at any time. Thanks to the use of standardized cable and connector technology, this change saves a significant amount of money and time. As with all EnDat encoders, the newest generation naturally also provides all information necessary for easy initial configuration, monitoring, and diagnostics.
Two rotary encoders in one device: the KCI 120 Dplus provides motor feedback and position measurement for advanced robotics applications in just one compact encoder. This enables high-accuracy positioning and motion control of the tool center point, an indispensable prerequisite for applications such as human-robot collaboration. The KCI 120 Dplus is also well suited to these applications thanks to the EnDat 2.2 purely serial interface with functional safety.All about the KCI 120 Dplus
The modular design of solutions from RSF offers maximum flexibility for integrating linear and angle encoders into your systems. This includes a large number of interfaces to all common numerical controls as well as a variety of mechanical designs. You also benefit from large mounting tolerances and thus very easy mounting of the encoders.
With the LIKgo and LIKselect encoders, NUMERIK JENA offers two new exposed linear encoders specifically designed for limited installation space and high accuracy requirements.
The LIKgo, as the standard-level product, features the basic characteristics needed for use in electronics industry applications that offer only little room for integration:
The new LIKselect supplements the characteristics of the LIKgo with customer-specific demands, thus bringing the advantages of the Kit L series from NUMERIK JENA to the new generation of LIK linear encoders. The LIKselect encoders are therefore very well suited for applications with customized demands and can be individually configured.
The new R35i and R35iL encoders from RENCO are incremental rotary encoders without integral bearings. With resolutions of up to 40 000 measuring steps per revolution, they are particularly well suited as feedback systems for stepper motors in Closed Loop operation and for exact position measurement in measuring machines such as laser scanners.
Their strengths are:
For particularly limited mounting situations, RENCO offers the R35iL. It is one of the smallest rotary encoders currently on the market, with a height of only 8.6 mm.Rotary encoders from RENCO