Kubler rotary encoder, also called a shaft encoder, is an electro-mechanical device that converts the angular position or motion of a shaft or axle to an analog or digital signal. There are two main types: absolute and incremental. The output of absolute encoders indicates the current position of the shaft, making them angle transducers. The output of incremental encoders provides information about the motion of the shaft, which is typically further processed elsewhere into information such as speed, distance and position.
Kubler absolute singleturn encoders detect any angle within a full revolution of 360°. Absolute multiturn encoders detect any angle within a full revolution of 360° and also the number of revolutions. With absolute encoders, each incremental angle is assigned a code pattern. This allows the position to be detected at any time, even after a power failure, without having to initialize a reference run. Absolute encoders detect angles, positions and inclinations precisely - tasks, that are typically found in robotics, positioning and process technology. The Sendix family of devices guarantees an extremely safe, fast technology in an exceptionally compact housing. Among its trademarks is the sturdy Safety-Lock™ Design bearing structure that facilitates problem-free use outdoors, as well as a wide variety of connection and mounting options. Optimised encoders can be created within the modular system. Following the motto: the use determines the product.
Thanks to their technology, Kubler magnetic bearingless encoders are almost wear-free and at the same time very robust. Their compact design is particularly suitable for tight installation spaces. Compared with the bearing encoders, which require more installation depth and offer only a limited hollow shaft diameter up to max. 42 mm, bearingless encoders are particularly compact and can be mounted quickly and easily on shaft diameters up to 390 mm. The reduced mounting depth of only 10 mm is another highlight of these encoders. They are used e.g. in the drive technology, in the elevator technology and in wind power plants. The trend towards more compact motors / drives is clearly noticeable, especially in the drive technology branch. This is why bearingless encoders are an interesting alternative for drive manufacturers. Ideal for accurate rotary speed measurement, with a resolution of up to 16,000 pulses per revolution and available as HTL or TTL variants. Easy and fast installation thanks to various shaft mounting possibilities such as press-fit, hub screw or screwed flange. Large mounting tolerance between the magnetic ring and the sensor head.
Kubler inclinometers are naturally suited to use in harsh industrial environments, whether in railway technology, solar installations, commercial vehicles or cranes and hoists. They boast a compact, rugged construction, excellent shock resistance and a high protection rating. The 1 and 2-dimensional biaxial inclinometers are suitable for measuring inclinations within the ranges ±10°, ±45°, ±60° and 0-360°. The zero point and measurement range end values are factory calibrated at 25°C to guarantee high accuracy.
Kubler incremental encoders use electrical pulses to measure rotation speed or position. The dual-channel incremental encoders of the Ri series, detect positions bidirectionally as well as the rotation sense of the shaft. Whether with interference-free positioning or controlling in real-time, as a result of their ingenious safety concept, their extremely rugged technology and their compact construction, Kubler encoders make a significant contribution to the reliability of plant and machinery.
Kubler offers 4 technologies for professional industrial positioning tasks and for length or linear displacement measuring systems: Draw-wire encoders for measurement lengths up to 42.5 m. Compact, non-contact magnetic measurement system Limes. Systems with measuring wheels for direct detection on the running material or conveyor belt. Draw-wire encoder with integrated inclinometer and redundant sensors Kubler Limes measuring system consists of a magnetic sensor which scans a magnetic tape. Draw-wire systems convert linear movement on a rope in rotary movements around which are measured with an encoder.