Renishaw's associate company RLS d.o.o. is promoting the AksIM true-absolute magnetic rotary encoder for embedded OEM motion control applications. Launched at the end of 2013 and available through Renishaw's worldwide network, the AksIM encoder has up to 18-bit resolution and zero mechanical hysteresis in a through-bore configuration that is claimed to set a new standard for magnetic encoder performance and value.
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 10,000rpm. AksIM is a true-absolute encoder (no battery backup required) meaning that position is determined immediately at power-up thanks to a single track code embedded in a corrosion-resistant ring.
AksIM encoders also feature an integral set-up and diagnostics LED, providing intuitive indication of signal health. The readhead 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 leader in the development of high-performance magnetic encoder feedback systems and, together with its associate company Renishaw, offers worldwide sales and technical support. Follow the link for more information about the AksIM true-absolute magnetic rotary encoder.