It’s update time for the SMAB off-axis modular encoder from Lika Electronic. It maintains its own unique characteristics and now adds a higher resolution up to 24 bits and the BiSS serial interface as an alternative to the SSI interface.
The mechanical characteristics remain unchanged. It must be paired with the MRAB axial ring and operates with reliable contact-free and wear-free magnetic scanning. The ring is ultra flat (6 mm / 0.236” thick only) and has a large through bore (Ø 80 mm / 3.149”, up to Ø 95 mm / 3.74” on request).
The readhead is mounted off-axis over the ring and the poles are magnetized axially. The shaftless, low profile and off-axis installation allow the measuring system to be easily integrated into confined spaces. The electronics are fully overmolded and the mechanical housing guarantees up to IP69K protection rate, therefore, SMAB is able to cope with dust, oil, and liquids. It offers excellent durability under adverse conditions and even harsh wash-down environments.
It is also equipped with an integral LED that provides information on the working condition and the compliance with the mounting tolerances. Both cable and M12 connector outputs are available. The compact slim design and the high rotational speed that can be achieved enable the SMAB to be well suited for installation in large diameter shafts, in critical industrial environments and confined spaces, in particular in motors, robots, radars, and antennas.