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The new generation of Ethernet encoders from Baumer sets new benchmarks

July 25th, 2016 by Goodwin Electronics

The new EAL580 series sets new benchmarks in the field of absolute rotary encoders in terms of compactness and efficiency.


The Ethernet encoders of the EAL580 series designed and manufactured by the Swiss encoder expert, Baumer set new benchmarks in the field of absolute encoders. Besides a strong focus on extremely compact and cost-efficient design, state-of-the art communication technologies take center stage in the new encoder series. Furthermore, all-optical single and multiturn position feedback use OptoTurn® technology which has been proving itself in the field over and over again and therefore ensures utmost precision and maximum immunity against magnetic fields.

As the Ethernet encoder with the smallest installation depth in the 58mm class, the compact design not only makes it particularly cost-effective, it also offers maximum space for your construction – especially where space is limited.  The EAL580 does not require angled connectors which allows you space-saving equipment design and in series production will save you the additional costs of angled compared to straight connectors.

The OptoTurn® EAL580 is the only compact Ethernet encoder with a continuous hollow shaft and with a clamping ring on the A or B side. This allows optimum integration in your drive train and saves you time-consuming additional constructions.

EAL580 with Profinet interface is the first version of the encoder to launch. All other Ethernet interfaces in the compact design are on the verge of implementation and will follow quickly. Utilising cutting-edge communication technologies as for example Profinet-supported Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP), the new compact encoder series will significantly contribute towards maximum machine and system uptime.

The new absolute EAL580 encoders with Profinet interface are the first on the market to support the OPC UA communication standard. This platform-independent and scalable approach features an open architecture for future-oriented applications and ensures safe, reliable and vendor-neutral data communication among most varied systems.

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