Absolute encoders provide position information for a rotating shaft within either a single rotation (single turn) or over the course of multiple rotations (multi-turn). The encoder provides a unique digital code or bit for each increment of shaft rotation. Multi-turn absolute encoders store turns-counting information for instant retrieval, even after power down.
EPC offers both single-turn and multi-turn absolute encoders in shaft styles, blind hollow bore, and thru-bore, with a variety of housing sizes, bore diameters, signal types and resolutions.
CANopen® is a CAN-based communication system. It comprises higher-layer protocols and profile specifications.
Synchronous Serial Interface, or SSI, is a simple serial communications protocol designed for data transfer between computers or user terminals and smart sensors.
EtherCAT® is a protocol optimized for process data, using standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Frames. Each slave node processes its datagram and inserts the new data into the frame while each frame is passing through.
PROFINET® is widely used by major industrial equipment manufacturers. PROFINET RT can be used in PLC-type applications, while PROFINET IRT is a good fit for motion applications.
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