Beckhoff presents 2-channel BiSS-C interface EL5042

The 2-channel BiSS C interface for direct connection of BiSS C encoders is suitable for exact and fast positioning applications – with distributed clocks ensuring high synchronicity with other processes. Via unidirectional BiSS C communication, the EL5042 sends as a master the clock signal for position detection to the BiSS C slave (encoder), which returns the position data with up to 64-bit resolution. The EL5042 can be optimally adapted to different encoder types by selecting appropriate operation modes, transmission frequencies and frame widths.

The EtherCAT Terminal system is a modular I/O system consisting of electronic terminal blocks. The EtherCAT protocol remains fully intact down to the individual terminal. Beckhoff provides an extensive range of fieldbus components for all common I/O and fieldbus systems. The wide choice of I/O components means that the bus system best suited to the particular application can be chosen.

See more about the Beckhoff EtherCAT I/O system.

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POSITAL’s kit encoders are available with BiSS for absolute measurements.

The contact free measurement technology has no moving parts and is highly resistant to shock and vibration.
A built-in self-calibration capability can compensate for small sensor-to-shaft alignment errors.

17 bit electrical resolution and multiturn position measurements with a range of more than one million revolutions.

The energy harvesting system is based on the Wiegand effect and eliminates the need for backup batteries or complex gear systems.
POSITAL‘s kit encoders offer a unique combination of accuracy, reliability and cost efficiency.

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Electronica Mechatronic Systems presents the EMA21 Absolute Linear Magnetic Encoder

Electronica Mechatronic Systems (I) Pvt. Ltd. presents the EMA21 Absolute Linear Magnetic Encoder, made in India for first time.

It supports BiSS C protocol along with optional digital incremental RS422 or analog 1Vpp outputs.
It supports maximum length up to 60 meters. EMA21 offers IP67 protection against dust and coolants.
Resolutions of 1µm and 5µm with measurement speed of 4m/s @ 1µm.
Ideal choice for robotics, pick and place applications, precise positioning and many more applications.

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User Group founds BiSS Association as a Platform for the Open Source BiSS Interface

The open source BiSS interface has turned over a new leaf. The bidirectional sensor interface introduced by iC-Haus in 2002 has now been licensed over 450 times free of charge and has established itself as a worldwide standard in encoder and drive technology. BiSS is bus-compatible and is characterized by the continuous communication of sensor and parameter data, especially in efficient and fast motor control systems. The BiSS Safety protocol is TÜV-certified. Continue reading