POSITAL measuring wheel accessories for IXARC rotary encoder family
POSITAL has introduced a series of measuring wheel accessories for its IXARC family of rotary encoders. According to POSITAL, when one of these wheels is mounted on the shaft of an encoder, the result is an accurate and reliable instrument for measuring linear motion and position. The measuring wheels are available in circumferences of 200 mm and 500 mm. When fitted to multi-turn IXARC absolute encoders, they translate into a linear measurement range of up to 500 kilometers. Three rim treatments are available: knurled aluminum, smooth polyurethane and textured (knobby) polyurethane, all in an effort to ensure good traction between the wheel and a variety of surfaces.
“Rotary encoders do a great job of measuring rotary motion in shafts and other machine components,” said Jarrod Orszulak, product manager at POSITAL-FRABA Inc. “However, for many motion control systems, accurate linear positioning is the main objective. With the new measuring wheels, we have a very convenient way of making linear displacement measurements while taking advantage of the proven performance of our extensive line of rotary encoders. This is a great solution for equipment positioning tasks or for cut-to-length applications.”