SICK has released the DKV 60 incremental measurement wheel encoder, a compact, economical and easy to install solution for determining the position and speed of conveyor belts.
It consists of a robust metal housing and a measurement reel made of aluminium. The measurement wheel encoder measures directly on the running surface of the conveyor belt, so no alterations need be made to existing structures. The integrated spring-loaded arm of the DKV 60 compensates for mechanical belt fluctuations in a variety of directions.
It consists of a single component that requires installation. Mounting is easy and the encoder saves a considerable amount of installation space. These advantages are of benefit in the automatic positioning of metal sheets or wooden boards, printing head control during printing on packages, in sorting plants, and on all sorts of conveyor systems in handling and warehousing, or for monitoring the speed of yarn spools in textile machines.