New Model A58HE and Model A58SE are EtherCAT-ready, multi-turn absolute encoders from EPC. They are particularly suited to applications where Ethernet-based connectivity is required, and the encoder has to retain absolute position information after power-off events.
EtherCAT-ready absolute encoders Model A58HE (hollow bore) and Model A58SE (shaft) are designed for harsh factory and plant environments. Easily designed into a wide variety of applications, these encoders plug directly into a network with minimal prerequisites, and work in various configurations, including bus, ring, and star configurations that can continue communication in event of a line break. The A58E series encoders work with CANopen over EtherCAT, so for users familiar with CANopen technology, implementation will be straightforward. As absolute encoders, they retain absolute position information even after a power loss, facilitating speedy system recovery at start-up without the need for system re-homing.