Source: Lika ElectronicSource: Lika Electronic

Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, is ushering in a host of new smart industrial products connected through the internet. Products ranging from smart bearings to smart pressure and temperature sensors enable companies to increase data collection and analysis, predict failures or maintenance issues and create agile manufacturing practices.

Lika Electronic has introduced a new series of Industry 4.0 rotary encoders for smart factories. Industry 4.0 encoders conform to the hardware and software requirements of a wide range of industry protocols, including CANopen, Profibus, DeviceNet, Modbus RTU, Profinet, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, Powerlink and Modbus TCP. These protocols make up greater than 80% of the industrial Ethernet market share globally.

Industry 4.0 encoders are available in solid shaft configurations of 6, 8, 9.52, 10 and 12 mm (0.24 in, 0.31 in, 3/8 in, 0.39 in and 0.47 in) diameter or blind hollow shafts with 14 or 15 mm (0.55 in, 0.59 in) diameter.

Lika Ethernet encoders are available in the following series.

ROTACOD EM, HS and HM series absolute encoders with fieldbus interface

  • Solid or hollow shaft
  • Integrated hub and web server
  • EM series — low cost, 27 bit multiturn, general purpose
  • HS — 18 bit, single turn, optical technology, high accuracy
  • HM — 30 bit, high-resolution multiturn, optical technology, for high-end applications
  • M12 connections

Source: Lika ElectronicSource: Lika ElectronicROTACOD XAC series ATEX encoders

  • Single turn or multiturn
  • ATEX II 2G Ex D IIC T6 Gb, II 2D Ex tb IIIC T85° C Db certification for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22
  • ATEX category 3 certification for zones 2, 22
  • Heavy-duty fieldbus encoder
  • For harsh environments (steel mills, mobile equipment, construction machinery)
  • Stainless steel housing optional

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