New PROFINET and PROFIBUS Rotary Encoders for Automation Technology

The rotary encoders with PROFIBUS interface now support the DP-V2 encoder profile, which makes them ready for robot control and production technology. Complex wiring work during integration in a PROFIBUS system is eliminated with the HEIDENHAIN versions because the connection between flange sockets is fast and simple. This connection technology provides a further advantage during commissioning: it reduces the risk of ESD damage to the encoder. Absolute rotary encoders with PROFIBUS comprise singleturn and multiturn versions. They can be configured and parameterized according to the requirements of the application.

Versions with PROFINET interface are new to the HEIDENHAIN rotary encoder program. These encoders support the functions of Conformance Class 4 (full scaling and preset functions) and offer Ethernet-based real-time and IT communication. They find use in manufacturing systems, process automation and drive application