The RLS encoders are 100 percent solid-state devices with no moving parts, sensitive optics, or seals and bearings that can wear out or become contaminated. They offer a full range of output formats including AB quadrature, analog voltage, UVW commutation and linear voltage. They also provide absolute position output with resolution up to 13 bits. A wide range of package configurations makes the encoders practical for integration into OEM systems.
In addition, Renishaw upgraded its 13-bit magnetic encoder and presented it at the show with improved time delay and accuracy, plus performance tailoring capabilities. The AM8192B increases operational speeds to 38,000 rpm at a 13-bit resolution. A software interface allows designers to choose optimum settings based on the application and provides a HEX setting file for easy upload.
The non-contact design of the encoder gives OEMs reliable solutions for difficult and extreme operating conditions. Sine and cosine voltage outputs vary with magnet position, which the encoder's interpolator converts to a range of binary and decimal resolutions. It's also able to cancel magnetic interference, permitting operation in areas of high external magnetic fields.