Lika Electronic introduces a complete range of standard 58 mm encoders with POWERLINK, the Ethernet communication interface. Robust magnetic and high resolution optical versions, singleturn and multiturn resolutions, solid and hollow shaft mechanical designs to solve the most diverse needs.
Due to the ever increasing popularization of Ethernet networks and communication protocols in the modern industrial automation systems, the range of Lika Electronic encoders based on Ethernet technology is growing steadily.
Following the EtherCAT and Profinet versions, the new POWERLINK series complements Lika’s portfolio.
POWERLINK is the standard described in IEC 61158-13 and is based on the Ethernet communication. Nowadays this industrial fieldbus system is universally recognized for its fully open protocol, the very high performance, especially for data exchange in real time and high speed (100 Mbit/s), its reliability and safety for precise synchronization and data transfer and the structure specifically devised for the integrated automation. POWERLINK can be also referred to as “CANopen over Ethernet” as it implements the DS301 profile and the standard CANopen objects: integration and even migration are easier and faster. It further guarantees deterministic communication, very short cycle times and ultra-low jitter. Versatility is the key feature of the comprehensive POWERLINK range.
It is available either in low cost 27-bit resolution multiturn EM- series with robust magnetic sensing, or in high resolution singleturn (18 bits) and multiturn (30 bits) H- series with optical sensing for demanding applications. Furthermore, it is designed in a complete selection of mechanical models: it is possible to choose the solid shaft version with 6, 8, 9.52, 10 and 12 mm (0.24”, 0.31”, 3/8”, 0.39”, 0.47”) diameter and servo or clamp flange mounting, or the blind hollow shaft version with 14 and 15 mm (0.55”, 0.59”) diameter. The industrial 58 mm flange enclosure provides IP65 protection and allows for work temperatures between -25°C and +85°C (-13°F +185°F). Standard M12 connectors help installation and avoid errors. Straightforward diagnostics and LEDs bring another advantage. Lika Electronic is a member of the Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG), find more at http://www.ethernet-powerlink.org/en/homepage/.