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.
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.
EtherNet/IP™ is an Ethernet communication network that provides users with the tools to deploy standard Ethernet technology in industrial automation applications.
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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