Innovative Multiturn Kit Encoders

Innovation in Motor Feedback


Cost-Efficient Multiturn Kit Encoders

POSITAL’s new family of kit encoders provide the manufacturers of servomotors and other machinery with a rugged, accurate and cost-efficient means of building rotary position measurements into their products. The new kit encoders are based on POSITAL’s highly successful self-contained magnetic rotary encoders. Now however, the core components of these instruments are available as separate assemblies that can be readily integrated into other products.

  • Electrical Resolution: 17 Bit Singleturn, Up to 32 Bit Multiturn
  • BISS C, SSI, RS485-Based Protocols
  • Robust & Easy to Install
  • Insensitive to Dust and Moisture
  • Compact & Cost Efficient
  • Based on Wiegand Energy Harvesting System

Alternative to Resolvers and Traditional Optical Systems

The POSITAL kit encoder components offer a number of advantages over the rotation measuring devices that have traditionally been used with servomotors and rotating equipment. Compared to resolvers, they are more accurate and offer multiturn measurement capabilities. They also provide digital outputs instead of the analog signals produced by resolvers. While POSITAL’s magnetic encoder technology provides lower precision than the best optical disk encoders, it is less costly, less vulnerable to contamination from oil or dust and more resistant to shock and vibration. POSITAL encoders also provide an all-electronic multiturn absolute position measuring capability that evaluates the full absolute angular position, including the total number of shaft rotations.

  • Compact Solution: No Coupling or Bearings
  • Insensitive to Dust and Moisture
  • Accurate Motor Feedback

Specifications of Kit Encoders

POSITAL magnetic kit encoders are easy to incorporate into normal manufacturing processes since they don’t require extra-precision, near-cleanroom assembly conditions. A built-in self-calibration capability can compensate for small sensor-to-shaft alignment errors. For servomotors with magnetic brakes, a special magnetic shield has been developed to isolate the magnetic pickups of the measurement system from the external magnetic fields.

  • Electrical Resolution: Up to 17 Bit, Multiturn: Up to 32 Bit
  • BISS C, SSI, RS485-Based Protocols
  • Accuracy: 0.1⁰
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +105 ⁰C

The electronic components, including Hall-effect sensors, a 32-bit microprocessor and the Wiegand-wire energy harvesting system, are packaged in a convenient 36mm diameter, 24.2mm deep unit.

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Wind Turbines


Application Examples

icon_1 Reliable Pitch ControlIXARC magnetic absolute encoders are used to precisely determine blade angles for the pitch control system. A high level of environmental protection is a key requirement here, since extreme conditions prevail especially in offshore wind turbine parks. With durable, salt-spray resistant IP69K housings and a shaft load capacity of up to 300 N, POSITAL absolute encoders are ideal for these tough conditions. Based on an innovative magnetic technology that does away with the need for gears or batteries, the encoders are very compact and easy to install in limited spaces.

  • Resolution up to 30 bit (16 bit per Revolution)
  • Durable in Harsh Environments
  • Compact and Robust Stainless Steel Housings
  • Withstand shaft loads of up to 300 N
  • Up to IP69K Environmental Rating
icon_2 Durable Speed Control SystemIXARC magnetic incremental encoders can provide an impressive combination of accuracy and durability for wind turbine speed control systems. POSITAL’s reliable incremental encoders are available with environmental protection ratings of up to IP69K. They can be programmed to provide up to 16,384 pulses per revolution, with a choice of Push-Pull (HTL) or RS422 (TTL) communications interfaces. Resolution and interface parameters can be set quickly and easily through the use of POSITALs UBIFAST programming tool.

  • Rugged, Reliable Magnetic Sensing Technology
  • Compact Design, Optional Stainless Steel Housing
  • Easy to Program with UBIFAST Configuration Tool
  • Customize PPR to Your Application
  • Programmable Output Driver (HTL/TTL)
3 Accurate Azimuth FeedbackIXARC absolute multiturn encoders with 30 bit total resolution are used to provide absolute position measurement for the azimuth control systems that adjust the orientation of the nacelle in response to changes in wind direction. In addition to high resolution, such applications also require sensors that can stand up to the mechanical loads that can be imposed when the nacelle structure is exposed to strong winds. Robust, tried-and-tested encoders ensure better reliability and operating safety, which helps users reduce downtime and the associated costs.

  • Resolution up to 30 bit (16 bit per Revolution)
  • All common Fieldbus and Ethernet Interfaces
  • Compact Design, Optional Stainless Steel Housing
  • High Shock and Vibration Resistance

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Rotary Encoders

Wide Selection of Mounting Fixtures for Rotary Encoders

Mounting Fixtures
POSITAL offers a wide selection of accessories that simplify sensor installation and help ensure a long and reliable service lives for both for sensors and the machinery they are monitoring.

Mating connectors of different types and lengths are available to ensure reliable electrical connections. Using mounting accessories from POSITAL will minimize wear and tear on encoders and help ensure reliability and longevity. Interface modules and displays provide users way of monitoring sensor outputs at a convenient location close to where the sensor is mounted.

Different industrial environments pose different challenges, which is why POSITAL is continuously adding new accessories to its portfolio. The quality of the accessories can be as important as the quality of the encoder or inclinometer. This is why we encourage users to rely on field-tested POSITAL accessories.

Adapter Flanges

Rugged Adapter Flanges for Easy Installation

  • Easy fit in the control cabinet
  • Available Models: Synchro, Clamping, Angled, Spring Loaded
  • Mounting with fixtures or screws

Clamping Ring

Mechanical adapters for Hollow Shafts

  • Secure the moving shaft with the encoder’s hollow shaft
  • Available in aluminum and stainless steel

Clamp Discs

Robust & Versatile Clamp Discs

  • Make mounting easy
  • Concentric and eccentric models available
  • Easily adjust the zero point


Large Variety of Couplings for all Applications

  • Disc coupling for high speed applications
  • Bellow coupling for high torsion stiffness
  • Jaw coupling for industrial automation applications
  • Flexible design to support shaft misalignment

Torque Support

Robust Torque Support for Hollow Shafts

  • Available for blind and through hollow flanges
  • Variety of shaft sizes
  • Consists of tethers, clamping discs and mounting screws

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Profinet Rotary Encoder

Profinet ATEX/IECEx Certified Rotary Encoder


Encoder for Hazardous Locations

POSITAL PROFINET ATEX/IECEx-certified rotary encoder is designed to operate safely in atmospheres where there are potentially dangerous levels of explosive gases or dust. These devices are part of the IXARC family of magnetic rotary sensors and are available in single- or multiturn versions. Rugged, reliable and highly accurate, these devices can be ordered with a wide range of mounting and coupling options that ensure that they can be installed in zones 1 and 21 (as defined from the ATEX directive).

  • Certification Zone 1 & 21 (Oil&Gas) and M2 (Mining)
  • Ex-proof “d” Flameproof Enclosure
  • Available in Aluminum and Stainless Steel (316L)
  • Available with a Removable Connection Cap, Radial Cable Exit, or Axial Cable Exit
  • Resolution 16 bit Singleturn and 14 bit Multiturn
  • No Battery Back Up Needed

ATEX and IECEx Norms

ATEX and IECEx norms define essential requirements for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Ideal for Industries in

POSITAL offers unique sensors to meet the needs of industries such as:

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  • Oil Rigs
  • Underground Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical Plants
  • Milling Operations

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Versatile Digital Displays

POSITAL Versatile Displays

On-site Position or Speed Measurement

POSITAL has added a series of stand-alone digital display units to its catalog of accessories. The new units are designed to connect directly to POSITAL’s IXARC rotary encoders, TILTIX inclinometers, LINARIX linear sensors and provide a direct readout of position, rotational speed or angular displacement.

  • Connect to Encoders, Inclinometers or Linear Sensors
  • Analog, SSI or Incremental Input
  • Digital or Analog Output
  • Easy Integration to more Complex Control Systems
Depending on the type of sensor, the display units can be ordered with Analog, SSI or incremental inputs. Built-in output conversion (D/A or A/D) is also available, with up to four digital and one analog output channels. This makes these units very versatile. Teaming up a digital display with an encoder inclinometer or linear sensor provides a simple, convenient and accurate measurement tool for on-site position or speed measurement. The output channels make it easy to integrate the sensor and display into more complex control systems. And, thanks to their compact size and sturdy construction, these displays can be located close to the machinery where the encoder is mounted so that they can be used for machine setup tasks or as a cost-effective way of monitoring machine status on the factory floor.


Regardless of input type, these displays can be programmed to display angular position, linear position or rotational speed directly and to provide limit warnings or cam-follower functionality. Programming can be done through front-panel buttons or with an easy-to-use PC-based programming tool.

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