Where aggressive environmental and challenging production conditions combine to put the most demanding stresses on control systems, the functionality, durability and reliability of components is critical: and control applications in quarrying, construction and agriculture are just a few examples of harsh operating conditions where heavy-duty encoders from Baumer are employed. As an example, heavy duty absolute encoders such as the company's HMG 10 / PMG 10 are used in container crane systems, vertical lift bridges and steelworks where they have proven their reliability over a service life of many years.
The Baumer heavy-duty design features include bearings at both shaft ends, robust magnetic single turn sensing with optical precision, and a heavy-duty revolution counter without a battery or gears. In addition, Baumer confirms that the encoders are available with a range of interfaces to suit most common Ethernet and Fieldbus systems, while additional SinCos signals with 32 periods per revolution and additional square wave signals with up to 131,072 pulses per revolution are also available.
The new series HMG 10 and PMG 10 encoders with Profinet are ready for industry 4.0 and lloT, supporting the OPC UA communication standards and protocols. The open and vendor neutral standard guarantees secure and reliable data exchange between different systems providing flexibility for future applications and challenges. The latest versions also offer the option to integrate the speed switch within the housing, a feature that saves valuable mounting space compared to conventional speed switch designs.
For more information about the new heavy-duty encoders please visit www.baumer.com.