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Improved CANopen OpticalEncoder

Like all POSITAL optical encoders, the improved CANopen models use a tried and tested optoelectronic scanning method to record positional values. The singleturnmechanism provides a resolution of up to 16 bit per revolution and the multiturn units register a maxi-mum of 16,384 revolutions (14 bit), thereby covering an overall measuring range of 30 bit.

The sturdy encoder design offers up to IP67 Ingress Protection. Another new feature is the availability of a boot loader which facilitates remote maintenance and easy updating of device profiles and software. In addition the presence of LSS (Layer Setting Service) also allows the user to configure new devices, thus easing the configuration of entities in a CANopen network. 
The cyclic transmission of Process Data Output (PDO) offers an efficient transmission and saves bandwith in the network communication. Additionally, preset value, resolution and limit switch parameters can be configured directly via the CAN Bus. SDO telegrams make it possible to retroactively assign node number and baudrate. A novel software add-on ensures real-time calculation of speed and acceleration simultaneously and the addition of 8 new CAMs makes error handling and network management easier.
User-friendly configuration is ensured by a connection cap which features a configurable terminating resistor, diagnosis LEDs and BCD switches for manual adjustment of the Baudrate and node ID. To ensure backward compatibility, the optical CANopen encoder from POSITAL is compatible with old connection caps.
  • Simple Network and Expansion Capability
  • Boot Loader for Easier Updates
  • Programmable Parameters
  • Fast and Efficient Transmission
  • High IP rating (Up to IP67)



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