SICK /Stegmann is presenting the CoreTech series ARS 60 absolute encoder at the Hanover Industrial Fair 2003, for which stock-keeping and long delivery periods are a thing of the past thanks to its modular device concept.
CoreTech is a consistent, comprehensively modular principle. Whereas mechanical variants and individually adapted resolutions normally involve a large number of individual components, all absolute CoreTech encoders always make use of the same ASIC-based core.
With the same code disk inside every core, ARS 60 absolute encoders can provide any increment numbers between 2 and 32,768. The differential scanning by the opto-ASIC scanning element in the chip-on-board technology provides high-quality signals and a high level of immunity to interference.
Automatic light regulation ensures a long LED operating lifetime.
Definition of the core, produced economically in large unit numbers and with high quality, and the assembly of the other encoder components: the flange, through or blind hollow shafts, circuit board, housing and plug, can be carried out at the works, or at any of the 16 CoreTech stations world-wide.
As a result, it is possible to provide every user in the world's most important industrial markets with each individual ARS 60 absolute encoder within 48 hours.
This considerably reduces the downtimes of affected machines and also makes storekeeping unnecessary.
Once installed, the user can set the ARS 60 absolute encoder to zero at the touch of a button on the device or, alternatively, via a control cable. Both processes ensure minimum commissioning times.