For high-precision sensing applications where absolute accuracy and signal quality are critical, Baumer, Southington, Conn., introduced the OptoPulse EIL580 family of 58 mm optical incremental encoders.
Available in various mechanical designs, the OptoPulse EIL580 family includes clamping flange encoders with 10 mm solid shafts, synchro flange encoders with 6mm solid shafts, and 8-15 mm blind hollow shaft and through hollow shaft models. All encoders feature finely graduated disc increments that provide 100-5,000 impulses per turn. Designed for high-precision applications, the optical sensing capability ensures absolute accuracy and consistent signal quality in temperatures from -40-85°C.
OptoPulse EIL580 encoders feature solid die-cast housings with 1.5 mm aluminum walls, short circuit-proof connections to guard against reverse polarity and optional IP 67 protection. The encoders' unique ShaftLock feature protects the bearing pack from misalignment and prevents the code disc from damage caused by excessive shaft load.