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SICK has introduced an absolute linear encoder for use in robotic handling systems, metal forming, cutting and processing PCB print and assembly and in flatbed printers and medical scanning equipment.

The compact TTK70 encoder is designed for positioning robotics and machine tools or as a motor feedback system for linear motors.

This magnetic encoder provides an alternative to fragile optical scales, with sub-micron resolution and an accuracy of +/-10 microns.

Featuring a small but robust read head, barely bigger than a matchbox, the TTK70 encoder is said to be simple to install and is ideal for applications with limited space.

The TTK70 encoder comes with a range of interface options, including SSI/Sincos, Profibus, Devicenet and Canopen, facilitating integration into PLC-based installations.

The encoder is also available with a Hiperface interface, enabling it to deliver dynamic linear motor feedback.

With a high level of resistance to dust, dirt and wet environments, thanks to magnetic operating principles and the IP65 rating, the TTK70 is reliable in harsh operating conditions.

The TTK70 operates at up to 10m/s, making it suitable for rapid axes.

The encoder is able to measure up to 4m in length using its absolute coded magnetic tape, which measures 10mm in width and up to 4m in length.

SICK (UK) LTD

SICK is a global leader in sensors and sensing systems for factory automation, logistics automation and process control. SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification in use by customers all over the world. Established for over 70 years, SICK products range from simple optical devices through to embedded intelligent systems, ready to meet the needs of Industry 4.0.

SICK sensors: At the heart of automation

SICK is one of the world’s leaders in sensors and sensing technologies for factory automation, logistics automation and process control.

SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification. The company also provides process instrumentation for gas and fluid flow and for chemical and pollutant detection.

From simple optical sensors and barcode readers to complex safety systems; from machine vision to emissions monitoring, SICK’s intelligent sensor solutions facilitate advanced automation and process control.

SICK products are designed with simplicity of installation and operation in mind. They help customers to achieve greater reliability and productivity, increased production flexibility and more efficient use of resources.

Founded in Germany more than 70 years ago, SICK employs more than 7,400 employees worldwide. The company invests heavily in research and development and is leading the way in smart sensor development to support Industry 4.0 objectives.

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