In order to react quickly and appropriately, the safe rotary encoder from Pepperl+Fuchs is mounted directly onto the drive shaft of the Lenze induction motor. Directly linked to the motor, the information detected can be transferred in real time to the safety module through a sine/cosine interface with no additional cables. The safe lead breakage detection system serves to transmit an error condition to meet requirements in the safety chain.
In addition to safety aspects, the encoder is adapted to the mechanical, electrical and environmental demands in drive technology. By extending the temperature range to 115 °C and the vibration resistance to 20 g, it is very sturdy and meets the tough demands of varied industrial applications.