SIKO WV42HD, A new heavy duty, absolute rotary encoder.
SIKO innovation has provided a very wide range of users with a rugged new rotary encoder, loaded with practical features.
The design team considered the expanding application fields for accurate rotary measurements and packaged the new WV42HD series with technical, environmental and user friendly features. SIKO designed the WV42HD for heavy industries such as marine, solar arrays, wind farms, mining, forestry, contracting and farming machinery, while maintaining full compatibility with the requirements of its tradition machinery manufacturers.
A 42mm diameter, high quality stainless steel case, sealed to IP69K makes the WV42HD series a perfect choice for reliable measurements under extreme environmental conditions where fluctuating temperatures, high humidity, gases and aggressive media may be present. (Salt Spray test according to DIN EN ISO9227 > 240 hours.) An offset axial M12 interface connector, matched to “Phoenix Contact” moulded leads, completes the sealed system.
Shaft is supported by robust ball bearings allowing continuous shaft load rating of 270N, intermittent shaft load rating of 300N, to ensure shock and vibration do not compromise the measurement accuracy or life expectancy.
The innovative technical achievements are based on SIKO’s accurate absolute magnetic encoding.
This battery free, non-contact, absolute positioning works very well in rugged applications over temperatures from -40°C to +85°C. The series includes a single (1) turn and multi turn (65536) models. Via the programming pins, the user can set the analogue span between 22.5° (min) and 360° * 65536 degrees (max). The output options include CANopen and SSI digital interfaces and traditional 4-20mA and 0-10Vdc.
The WV42HD series is in production with a 2-3 weeks lead time ex-factory.
- High flexibility :
- Different interfaces: CANopen, SSI, analogue
- User programmable analogue span
- Heavy duty design in stainless steel:
- High shaft load rating up to 300N
- IP68, IP69K protection rating
- Resistance to acid and salt spray
- Protection against strong magnetic fields
- Absolute, battery-free measuring principle:
- Due to the absolute, battery-free measuring principle based on the Wiegand effect, the WV42HD does not require a battery to store the actual position value.
SIKO introduce ETC5000 Easy Touch Control Panel
The ETC5000 is currently showing at European Machinery Trade Shows inspiring manufactures with the potential for improving production efficiency.
SIKO Easy Touch Control panel
A Human Machine Interface
The ETC5000 is a complete HMI control system.
Automated Format Adjustment (AFA) - As we strive for efficiency, this term becomes as prominent in engineering as PLC and electrical drives. Packaging machinery and wood or paper processing machinery, in particular, continually require format changes to shafts and spindles during production. Machines should be flexible in use and increase productivity through short setup times. This is a basic expectation of new machinery but this modern setup can also add years of productive life of older machinery. Working out, developing and implementing a complete concept in this area usually requires not only a lot of work, but also the necessary expertise.
With the Easy Touch Control ETC5000, SIKO offers a complete format adjustment system from a single source. The intuitive HMI control system of the ETC5000 is suitable for controlling up to 31 bus-compatible position indicators and motorised actuators. Whether making a monitored format adjustment via digital position indicators or a fully automated format adjustment using motorised actuators, the system provides the flexibility required.
The simple and intuitive user interface makes operation as easy as can be. During the development special attention was paid to the easy use and handling of the system. A "plug and play philosophy" is consistently implemented. For the user, this means that all you need to do is: plug in, add the parameters and you're ready to go!
The development also focused on the quality and industrial suitability of the system. The ETC5000 can therefore be operated with gloves and features an IP65 or IP66K rating in the stainless steel version.
With the ETC5000, SIKO rounds off its range of format adjustment products and now provides the user with a complete integrated system from a single source: HMI controls, powerful motorised actuators and electronic position indicators. Format adjustments have never been easier or more flexible for machine manufacturers and owners of older machinery.
- Control system for Position Indicators and Motorised Actuators
- Intuitive touchscreen user interface for quick size changeover
- Up to 31 devices can be controlled
- Individual or block positioning
- RS485 and USB Interface
Colortrac SmartLF SC42 arrives in NZ
The new generation of SmartLF SC 42 large format scanners encompass many new innovative features that will help make your production scanning quicker and easier. With higher quality imaging, higher scanning speed and SuperSpeed USB3 data transfer, the SmartLF SC42 provides fast, high quality scans or copies of wide format maps, site plans, engineering drawings, blueprints, architectural renderings and many other technical documents.
New models coming soon: SC25 (25 inch) and SC36 (36 inch)
Digital Position Indicator DE10P
With the electronic DE10P position indicator, SIKO GmbH rounds off the top end of its existing product range of battery-operated indicators. As a leading manufacturers of distance and angle measuring technology, SIKO GmbH already offers a broad range of mechanical and electronic position indicators and actuators for manual, monitored or fully automated format adjustments.
The unique feature of the new DE10P is the freely programmable display parameters. These can be programmed directly via keys on the indicator to match the particular application without the need for further equipment. A basic unit can therefore be used for different applications, whereby relevant parameters such as readout position, counting direction or display accuracy can be programmed directly on site, either before or after mounting the units.
The DE10P position indicator is based on the proven magnetic measuring principle which is known for its superior resistance to shock, vibration and dirt. The device also offers an IP65 protection rating and a hollow stainless steel shaft with a diameter of up to 30 mm. The large digit height of 11 mm ensures optimal reading of the position value in any mounting position. The power supply is provided by two 1.5 V AAA batteries which can be replaced by the end user when required.
- Freely programmable directly via keys on the indicator
- Hollow shaft max. Ø 30 mm
- Hollow shaft made of stainless steel
- LCD display with 6 digit and special characters
- Digit height approx. 11 mm
- Long battery service life
- Easily exchangeable batteries (Standard AAA)
- Incremental measurement function, display of absolute value
- High protection category
SIKO AV58M absolute encoder with analogue output.
ABSOLUTE ENCODER Series AV58M
An absolute position, multi-turn, user programmable, encoder with shaft coupling.
The new SIKO AV58M adapts to your specification.
SIKO GmbH has enhanced its product programme to include a robust, magnetic, absolute encoder with analogue output coupled with a teach-in function to set the measurement span. This new product will forge new paths within the international encoder market.
Using two buttons on the reverse and two external inputs, the AV58M can be set to your measuring range in just a few steps. Thus you program the full signal travel distance (0 … 10 V or 4 … 20 mA) to precisely the measuring range specified. Irrespective of whether you want to measure 2, 10, or 100 revolutions, the AV58M is the best choice you could make.
The AV58M encoder measuring range is 12 bit resolution (4096 increments).
The measuring technology is robust wear-free, battery-free, single and multi-turn.
Thanks to double ball bearings, this low-cost encoder is designed for high loading.
These features provide the AV58M with a large installation base in all manner of applications.
Two programmable models cover every measuring angle or length.
- AV58M multi turn with 0~10Vdc output
- AV58M multi turn with 4~20mA output
Just 2 models to cover hundreds of applications.
- Encoder resolves 65326 steps per turn.
- Maximum number of resolvable turns = 65326
- The analogue output is 12bit, ie 4096 steps.
- Minimum angle is 22.5°
- Maximum angle is 360° x 65326
- Factory default setting is 0° to 360°x16
o Miniature rotary knob with digital display, with fine control
o All mounting situations
o Shaft accommodation max Ø 6.35 mm
o Measuring range of max. 100 revolutions
With the new Control Knob DK04, SIKO GmbH, the inventor of the SIKO counters and world leader in the field of mechanical-digital position indicators, introduces a new miniature rotary knob for fine adjustments.
The compact construction is the main characteristic of this cost effect design. With a cover outer diameter of only 23.5 mm, the DK04 is also suitable for assembly and operation inconfined installation spaces. Despite the minimised unit size, the control knob has a generous display window for reading of the three counter systems of the mechanical-digital counter. The counter technology is based on the DA09S position indicator which has been tried and trusted a million times over in mechanical engineering, and thus guarantees a long service life in demanding environmental conditions. The measuring range is up to a maximum of 100 revolutions, whereby each revolution can be divided into 100 sub-steps by fine scaling. The proven hollow shaft mounting with torque support enables the use of the DK04 in any mounting position.
The compact design of the DK04 Control Knob is ideally suited for valve settings in process technology and fine adjustment of smooth-running machine elements and linear guides.
360° Inclinometer designed with IP69K protection, for an outdoor life.
"To capture every ray of sunlight", is the slogan used by small and large solar thermal systems and photovoltaic systems. Efficiency and return play a significant role. Precise solar tracking is a key factor in this process. The new IK360 inclinometer from Siko now provides ultimate accuracy in solar tracking with absolute measurement technology over 360°.
A key application of the new IK360 from Siko is the alignment of heliostat or photovoltaic modules and the tracking of parabolic trough collectors or even Fresnel collectors, in conjunction with Siko Magline products.
The absolute measurement technique of the IK360, makes reference runs after start-up or following a period of idle time unnecessary. The sensor uses the natural force of gravity to accurately map positions with a system accuracy of +/- 0.1° in a 360° area. The compact IK360 also benefits from quick and easy installation and and a variety of different interfaces, RS232 and CANOpen.
The IK360 compilments SIKO's extensive portfolio of magnetic and non-contact measuring systems from the MagLine product range.
SIKO introduce new DRIVELINE product - model AG05 with inbuilt display
"Process efficiency up, investment costs down", that is a good formula for success of optimal machining processes. A key factor here is the shortening of cycle times. The DriveLine actuating drives of SIKO GmbH make this possible. With its small size, the new AG05 actuating drive offers excellent power density for decentralised positioning tasks.
The automatic adjustment of formats, stops, tools and valves and many other comparable positioning situations: The intelligent AG05 actuating drive easily carries out all of these tasks. The multi-talent in the compact class of actuating drives distinguishes itself here not only through its broad portfolio of features but also offers a large number of technical benefits.
The AG05 can be flexibly integrated into various machine concepts which is particularly interesting for OEMs and operators alike. The start-up is done either at the drive itself or via the bus communication. No additional material is required for assembly. SIKO product manager Michael Schwab: "The programming effort and the set-up and setting times are minimal, facilitating rapid activation. The user is perfectly supported in an easy start-up by a two-line display. It also facilitates the monitoring of target and actual values during operation."
The AG05 has a stainless steel hollow shaft with a diameter of 14 millimetres. The robust, glass fibre-reinforced plastic housing with smooth surface is resistant to acid and leaches as far as possible. The actuating drive is installed directly on the feed and auxiliary axles.
In the compact housing, there is a brushless 24 V DC motor with planetary gears, controller, power electronics and integrated field bus interface. The innovative drive is characterised by excellent running smoothness with outstanding power density of 30 W/dm©ø.
The integration into various safety concepts can be done very easily with the AG05 as the power supply for the control and power electronics is done separately. The workload of the higher-level PLC is substantially alleviated by the integrated regulating electronics. Monitoring functions for temperature, power and contouring errors are also already integrated in the drive. The charging status of the battery is continuously monitored so that any necessary change of battery, which can be carried out by the user, is indicated or reported early on. Through the battery buffering of the magnetic measurement system, position deviations are also recorded in a powerless state and repeat referencing is no longer needed.
"The customer benefits from the numerous advantages of the AG05. The actuating drive can be flexibly integrated into the new or existing machine concept and the short cycle and set-up times quickly ensure a very high level of productivity. The excellent price-performance ratio is another plus point," says the DriveLine product manager, Michael Schwab, about the new development. "Despite all the technical features, the DriveLine AG05 actuating drive is no larger than a 0.33-litre drinks can."
o easy mounting, no additional coupling needed
o stainless steel 14 mm hollow shaft, glass fibre reinforced casing
o brushless 24 VDC motor with long life cycle
o solid absolute sensor, magnetic sensing technology
o 2-line LCD for target and position value and programming keys
o 2 LEDs for user prompting
o integral RS485 or CANopen interface
o integral position controller
SIKO MA504 magnetic display gets a make over.
Introducing the new magnetic display MA504/1 with slightly modified housing and interface with the pluggable magnetic sensor MS500H.
MA504/1 remains a battery-operated quasi-absolute measuring system but now that the magnetic sensor has a pluggable connection advantages during installation and machine service or magnetic sensor service become evident.
The basic features are
o absolute reading during the whole battery life cycle
o pluggable connection between MA504/1 and MS500H
o compact model with integrated battery compartment
o no requirement for external power supply
o slightly reduced power consumption compared to MA504
o single components can be ordered MA504/1 / MS500H / therefore flexible stock-keeping
o linear and rotary measurements, scaling and metric / imperial conversion
o inbuilt programming software
o wood working and aluminium working machinery industry
o metal processing industry
o general machine building industry