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SICK Launches New Compact, User-programmable DFS2X Incremental Encoders
SICK, Inc. Posted 10/07/2013SICK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the DFS2X line of programmable incremental encoders. These 16-bit encoders feature a compact, rugged mechanical design and a metal code disc that fits in nearly all applications.
The DFS2X encoders offer shaft, blind hollow and through hollow versions in a small 2-inch housing, as well as a shaft version with a 2.5-inch housing. In addition to its small size, the IP 65-rated metal design is resistant to shock and vibrations, which reduces downtime and enables use in harsh environments. A variety of programmable options give users the ability to configure the resolution, the zero pulse phase and other settings on a single encoder, thereby reducing spare parts inventory.
All DFS2X encoders are manufactured in the United States, ensuring fast delivery times of just 2-3 days. With settings from 1 to 65,536 PPR, the high-resolution DFS2X incremental encoders are ideal for packaging, printing, roll diameter sensing and general manufacturing applications that require precise positional feedback or speed monitoring. These encoders can also be used to provide speed and direction input to both bar code and 3D camera systems.
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 1000 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.