Kübler presents its new generation of Industrial Ethernet encoders, which differ both technically and mechanically from existing fieldbus encoders. Thanks to the new technical platform, for example, the new Sendix F58 Profinet IO encoders are also easy to integrate into PROFIdrive networks. The new generation also replaces the familiar fieldbus cover with the new design. This saves additional installation depth, which has a positive effect on the integration in plants / machines. However, the 58 mm size of the encoder remains unaffected.
The new Sendix F58 encoders meet various performance requirements due to Profinet IO, RT and IRT and are therefore easy to integrate. The new Sendix F58 encoders are 4x faster than the old generation Industrial Ethernet encoders, which is noticeable with a cycle time of 250 μs and thus meets high real-time requirements. The Sendix F58 PROFINET encoders support clock-synchronous cycle times of one SendCycle up to 31.25 μs and a jitter < 1 μs and are therefore the ideal solution for fast applications such as axis synchronization. The PROFIdrive profile enables interoperability between a wide range of control and drive manufacturers. The high IP67 protection rating ensures reliable use, whether in factory automation or drive technology.
The new generation of Industrial Ethernet encoders offers several advantages, such as an integrated web server. The user can access the encoder directly without additional software and start parameterization accordingly. Even with an already installed Sendix F58 encoder there are advantages for the user. The encoders are and remain future-proof. A firmware update can be easily installed in the system via the encoder's own integrated web server. Vertical communication from the control level up to the sensor level can also be established via parallel access, which enables location-independent parameterization, remote diagnosis and priority-supported process data exchange. Even maintenance interventions can be realized in a time-saving manner.
Technology in detail
The Sendix F58 Profinet encoders are based on the latest encoder profile (V 4.2) and therefore support all Profinet features. Developed according to the requirements of Enhanced Motion Control, the new generation meets the Conformance Class C - Encoder Class 4. The functions Identification & Maintenance are based on version 1.16. IM-Block 0 is supported and the Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) is implemented. The ProfiDrive protocol meets the requirements of Application Class 6 and includes the functionalities of fault buffer and position feedback interface. Neighborhood detection is possible via LLDP. Shared Devices allows multiple PLCs to access the encoder. The Fast Startup from Kübler ensures up to 3x faster availability after a system start-up.