Rotary Encoders Offer Improved PROFINET IO Support
Ertec200-based OPTOCODE family of rotary encoders for PROFINET IO networks from FRABA support RT (real-time) and NRT (non-real-time) data transfer according to the PROFIDrive profile with cycle times as short as 10 ms. Allowing users to assign IP addresses via the control system during start-up, the units are parameterized via the control system with a GSDML device file for easy configuration, with a bootloader to install firmware updates via FTP. The single-turn IP65-rated sensor provides a resolution of 16 bit per revolution (65,536 steps per turn). In addition, a maximum of 16,384 revolutions (14 bit) can be registered in multi-turn mode, for a total measurement range of 30 bits.