SICK STEGMANN introduced the DKV 60 incremental measuring wheel encoder. The DKV 60 is designed to provide speed and position feedback in conveyor belt applications. The encoder is also a feedback option in woodworking machinery, storage and conveying, sorting systems, textile machinery, and printing and paper applications, among others.
According to the company's press release, the DKV 60 features IP65 protection with a design that is resistant to high levels of shock and vibration. A number of options are available to suit specific application needs, including an extended length 1.5 m cable outlet, a "knurled" or "O" ring surface measuring drum, and TTL/RS422 or HTL/push-pull interface options.
According to the company's press release, one important feature is its Mini-Disc (MiDi) technology. This small code disc includes a track radius of just 2 mm, permitting integral (full) scanning of the entire code disc and thus eliminating eccentricity errors of the code disk, ball bearings and shaft common to conventional systems.