Construction machinery, cranes and other types of mobile equipment require encoders with a unique set of technical requirements. Not only must encoders be able to thrive in harsh environments, but they should also feature an energy-harvesting electronic design that enables them to operate reliably—even in the event of a power failure. An example of an […]

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Although the SAE J1939 standard is not new, it continues to grow in popularity. Used in on- and off-highway vehicles—from passenger cars to construction vehicles and agricultural machinery—SAE J1939 supports real-time, closed-loop control functions between vehicle components. In addition, it enables heavy-duty machine manufacturers to reap the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT), which […]

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In our last few blog posts, we’ve been exploring various single-cable electrical interfaces for motor feedback encoders. Now, we turn to BiSS Line—an open-source iteration of the BiSS protocol that, like SCS open link, supports single-cable technology. Let’s take a closer look at some of its defining features and benefits: What is BiSS Line? A […]

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To meet the demands of digital drive controllers in today’s smarter, more automated factories, electrical interfaces have had to evolve. RS485 and SinCos, for example, are two classical interfaces that together make up RS485 + SinCos—a hybrid protocol that provides the benefits of both incremental and absolute encoders. But as single-cable technology continues to gain […]

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In our previous blog, we explored what SCS open link is and how well it fits with advancing drive systems. This fully digital, single-cable protocol provides the servo-motor market with a much-needed nonproprietary standard—creating greater flexibility when it comes to encoder selection. But the advantages don’t end there. Let’s take a closer look at how […]

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In today’s increasingly automated and smarter factories, servo-driven systems have become more prevalent than ever. Until now, the electrical interface limited the kind of encoder you could use in these applications-but all that is changing with SCS open link. This once-proprietary standard is now publicly available, ensuring the compatibility of devices from different manufacturers and […]

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If you design and manufacture motors and drive systems, you know that factory automation and servo motors go hand in hand. Nowadays, you can expect to find servo motors running on more machine axes than ever in packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, robotics and other applications requiring precise positioning of a load. In fact, as automation continues […]

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As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to transform manufacturing operations into Smart Factories, machines must exchange information with other machines on multiple levels. When designers select an encoder, not only must they consider how it interacts with the drive but also how it communicates as part of a larger intelligent sensor network. Enterprises […]

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NORD Drivesystems, a company that manufacturers drive technology for mechanical and electronic applications, uses our Sendix 5000/5020 incremental encoders for many of their motor-driven systems. Thanks to their rugged design features, these encoders can take on the kind of demanding applications NORD motors are often used for—from conveyors to overhead hoists. To integrate the Sendix […]

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