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Renishaw has released the Aksim true absolute magnetic rotary encoder for embedded OEM motion control applications. It has up to 18-bit resolution and zero mechanical hysteresis in a through-bore configuration.

Designed for cost-conscious OEM motion control applications, the Aksim comprises a separate magnetic ring and a low-profile encoder readhead, which is available either in a fully sealed IP64 housing or as a board-level encoder.

It supports a range of data output formats with binary resolutions to 18 bits per revolution and speeds of up to 10,000rev/min. Aksim is a true absolute encoder (no battery back-up required) meaning that position is determined immediately at power-up, thanks to a single-track code embedded in a corrosion-resistant ring.

Aksim features an integral setup and diagnostics LED, providing intuitive indication of signal health. The readhead also includes self-monitoring functionality, with the capability to report warnings, alarms or other status signals to the drive/controller via the communications interface.

It is suitable for a range of motion control applications including robotics, pan-tilt/azimuth-elevation platforms, automation systems and medical equipment.

Key features

  • Up to 18-bit resolution
  • Through-bore configuration
  • Support for a range of data output formats including serial RS422, CAN, SSI, PWM, I2C, SPI and USB
  • Integral setup and diagnostics LED to provide an indication of signal health
  • Position determined immediately at power-up
  • Self-monitoring functionality with the capability to report warnings

Renishaw

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