Balluff introduced its BLM absolute magnetic encoder system, designed for applications where high absolute accuracy of position and end-of-travel is required.
With its Drive-Cliq interface this absolute magnetic encoder system can be easily integrated into Siemens controller environments (Siemens has certified the system).
Plug and play installation is straightforward. The controller automatically detects the sensor and its basic settings. The sensor also permits leaving and reengaging with the tape. This feature sets the stage for simple solutions with demanding applications in automation and machine tool building.
Since the system works magnetically, it is insensitive to temperature change, dirt (such as from dust and oil), or wear. The compact form factor makes it easy to integrate into existing applications, even in tight mounting conditions. The generous read distance of 1.3 mm further facilitates installation.
LEDs and full-featured diagnostics functions round out the capabilities, enabling reliable operation and efficient maintenance.
With an accuracy of up to ± 12µm and a resolution of 1µm the BLM linear measuring system is ideal for both long measuring lengths up to 48 meters and applications that require high precision.
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