Industrial & Medical Technology

Networked rotary encoders boast new features

05 February 2020

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. has added new features to its NR60E2 series of networked absolute rotary encoders. These include a Profinet interface, E2 Technology, hub shaft (blind shaft) option and stainless steel units.

These rotary sensors provide an overall measuring range of 16 bits (single-turn resolution) plus 14 bits (number of revolutions) for 30 bits total. The AMCI NR60E2 networked encoders are 100% compatible with Allen-Bradley, Siemens and Schneider PLCs that support EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP or Profinet. With both Source: Advanced Micro Controls Inc. Source: Advanced Micro Controls Inc. single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s networked encoders are ready for any application.

NR60E2 Ethernet Encoders are offered in either a 63 mm diameter package with hub/blind shaft mounting style or a 58mm package with flange or servo mount options. Stainless steel units are also available. There are three M12 connectors supplying power and network connectivity, with either side or end connect versions available.

New E2 technology

AMCI’s new E2 Technology is an innovative multi-protocol approach to Ethernet distributed I/O that makes moving from one industrial Ethernet protocol to another simple. An advanced web server integrated within the NR60E2 facilitates network configuration changes. The NR60E2 has a built-in Ethernet switch and dual network ports, offering fault-tolerant networking; DLR for EtherNet/IP & MRP for Profinet, which can detect a break in the network and redirect the network traffic maintaining communication and system up-time. The embedded switch also provides a network connection for additional devices without increasing the nodes on your Ethernet switch.

The NR60E2 networked encoder is resolver-based and supplies absolute position feedback without glass discs or sensitive LED components, enabling it to withstand high levels of shock and vibration. The IP67 rated package is the solution for single-turn and multi-turn position applications requiring protection from dust and water ingress.

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