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Magnetic absolute encoder.

* precise position monitoring

* compact, lightweight

Suited for imaging systems such as X-ray, CT, PET and MRI equipment, these low-cost, compact and lightweight MagRes magnetic absolute encoders can replace analog potentiometers, delivering smooth movement over the life of the machine. Available in single- and multi-turn versions, the encoders are offered standard in 42 and 58 mm housings and operate between -20[degrees] and 85[degrees]C. The single-turn encoder weighs 120g and offers up to 12-bit resolution. The standard multi-turn design weighs 400g with up to 30-bit resolution. All units are zero-point programmable and both SSI and parallel outputs are offered. They can support most bus system outputs, including CANopen, DeviceNet and Profibus-DP. The non-contact kit features a rotor system that eliminates mechanical failure associated with wear from moving parts. The housing measures 15.5 mm deep and features a 12-pin connector to facilitate installation. The encoders are also suited for multiple-axis applications, such as patient table and scanning head positioning.

Baumer Electric, Southington, CT Circle 141 or www.rsleads.com/505df-141

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