POSITAL is expanding their TILTIX family of inclinometers with a new line of lower cost, lower resolution instruments. These new tilt sensors will have an accuracy of ±0.5° and a resolution of 0.01°. (By comparison, current models have an accuracy of 0.1°.) For many slope or tilt monitoring applications in cranes, construction equipment, agricultural machinery and water handling facilities, half-degree accuracy is entirely acceptable. Our new lower-resolution units are less expensive than our high-end products, which makes them a useful alternative for designers of cost-sensitive systems.
Single Axis (360°) or Two Axis (±80°) Measurement
Shock Resistant up to 100 g
Tough Fiber-reinforced PBT and Heavy Duty Die-cast Aluminum Housings Available.
Available Interfaces: Analog Voltage or Current
IP69K, Protected from Dust, Water or High Pressure Cleaning
Like other members of the TILTIX family, the new lower-cost inclinometers are available in single-axis (0−360°) or dual axis (±80°) versions. Durable PBT plastic housings meet the needs of most applications, with extra heavy-duty cast aluminum housings available for very harsh working environments. They are rated for shocks of up to 100g. The output interface for these instruments is analog (voltage or current) which makes them straightforward to integrate into simple analog control or warning systems. The zero setting can be set through a input pin.Click here for more technical information about MEMS inclinometer
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Inclinometers with Dynamic Acceleration Compensation
POSITAL has introduced new versions of its TILTIX inclinometers that can provide reliable tilt measurement for moving equipment. These new devices use a combination of electro-mechanical accelerometers and gyroscopes to provide accurate measurements, even if the instruments are subject to strong accelerations.
Compensation of External Accelerations
Clean Measurement During Dynamic Movements
Well Protected up to IP69K
Compact and Robust Die-cast Housing with Integrated T-Coupler
Wide Temperature Range from -40 to +85°C
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Innovative Algorithm for Reliable Results
POSITAL’s TILTIX inclinometers are based on MEMS accelerometers that rely on monitoring the effect of gravity on a tiny mass suspended in an elastic support structure. Unfortunately, accelerations (e.g. due to rapid motion of the equipment to which the instrument is attached) will introduce errors in the tilt measurements. This problem is eliminated by adding a set of electromechanical gyroscopes to the inclinometers. Signals from these gyroscopes are used to compensate for the effects of acceleration, with the result that the new dynamic TILTIX inclinometers can be used reliably on mobile equipment such as construction machinery, mining equipment, cranes, agriculture machinery and anywhere else where sudden movements, shocks and vibrations are likely to be encountered. The compensation of these external acceleration forces is critical for every machine where clean measurements during dynamic movements are needed. The new dynamic TILTIX inclinometers have a measurement range of ±180° in two axes that covers the full range of motions.
Accuracy 0.5° During Dynamic Movements
Internal Cycle Time 5 ms
Max. Measurement Range ±180°
2 Axes or 1 Axis Measurement
Horizontal or Vertical Mounting Possible
Supply Voltage 10 to 30 V
Temperature Range -40 to 85°C
Shock Resistance: Up to 100 g
Interface CANopen (Profile DS-410)
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Inclinometers with Dynamic Acceleration CompensationPOSITAL has introduced new versions of its TILTIX inclinometers that can provide reliable tilt measurement for moving equipment. These new devices use a combination of electro-mechanical accelerometers and gyroscopes to provide accurate measurements, even if the instruments are subject to strong accelerations.
Robust Kit EncodersPOSITAL’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.
Electrical Resolution: 17 Bit Singleturn, Up to 32 Bit Multiturn
Safety EncodersSafety encoders offer the advantages of increased personnel safety, minimize the risk of machines malfunctioning and reduced development time. IXARC safety encoders are certified to Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL 2) and Performance Level d (PL d).
POSITAL also offers redundant encoders which can reach a safety level of PL d, Cat. 3. These encoders consists of either two optical or one optical and one magnetic system and are available with SSI and CANopen communication interfaces.
High-Precision Magnetic Encoders with CANopen Interface
Rugged and Compact CANopen Encoders
POSITAL’s IXARC high-precision magnetic absolute rotary encoders are now available with CANopen interfaces. These new interface option is in addition to the previously announced SSI, EtherNet/IP, EtherCat, Powerlink, Profbus DP and Profinet interfaces. Together, this range of interface choices makes the rugged and compact IXARC encoders one of the most versatile devices of its type on the market.
Battery-free Wiegand Sensor Technology
Robust and Compact Housing
Singleturn Resolution Reaches 16 bit
Autobaud Detection Function Enables the Device to Directly Integrate on the Network
Status LEDs Can Simplify Installation and Diagnostics
POSITAL’s precision rotary encoders, first introduced in 2013, provided a significant step forward in encoder technology. With improved magnetic field measurement sensors and advanced signal processing techniques, POSITAL has been able to offer devices with accuracy and dynamic response characteristics that rivaled traditional optical encoders in smaller, more robust, more cost-efficient packages. Single- and multiturn models are available. For multiturn versions, the rotation counter is self-powered, with no need for backup batteries. Since the original rollout, POSITAL has worked to enhance the performance of these devices and expand the range of available communication interfaces.
Excellent Choice for a Variety of Industries
IXARC encoders with the CANopen communications interface are an excellent choice for applications in vehicles, mobile machinery, cranes, lifts and offshore equipment. The communication interface features the autobaud function, so these encoders can be directly connected to a CANopen network without the need to manually set transmission speeds. Diagnostic LEDs show device status. A variety of connection options are available, including cables of various lengths and radially or axially oriented M12 or M23 connectors. Housings with bus-in/bus-out connectors are available for applications where it is convenient to connect several devices in series (daisy chain).Read More about the CANopen Interface
Finding Easily the Right IXARC Sensor for Your Application
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Wide Selection of Mounting Fixtures for Rotary Encoders
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.
Rugged Adapter Flanges for Easy Installation
Easy fit in the control cabinet
Available Models: Synchro, Clamping, Angled, Spring Loaded
Mounting with fixtures or screws
Mechanical adapters for Hollow Shafts
Secure the moving shaft with the encoder’s hollow shaft
Available in aluminum and stainless steel
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
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
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
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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.