As solar energy continues to grow as a modern-day source of power, components must be designed to ensure continuous and efficient operation of the energy generation process. Because heliostats are often placed in remote desert areas, they are exposed to a number of harsh environmental factors, such as high temperatures during the day, dust exposure […]

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Wind turbines are becoming a more common sight as residential, utility and commercial adopters are taking advantage of its many benefits. Because wind energy systems operate in extreme outdoor environments, all the components you choose for these systems must be able to work reliably in harsh conditions.     In wind turbines, encoders monitor rotor […]

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Today’s packaging equipment is often expected to handle breakneck speeds and 24/7 operating schedules. High precision is absolutely essential when it comes to tasks such as pick and place, filling, sealing, cartoning and palletizing.     The right encoder can help optimize these operations by providing timely and reliable feedback on machine movements. Whether you’re […]

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Heavy equipment and mobile material handling systems don’t have it easy. They have to operate in the most demanding outdoor environments—usually with continuous exposure to some combination of temperature extremes, vibration, moisture, dust and dirt. To work reliably in these conditions, every part of the machine has to be ruggedized. And that includes its encoders. […]

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For all the different types of encoders you can buy, very few meet both hazardous location and functional safety requirements. Yet, a growing number of applications in the mining, chemical process and energy industries need encoders that not only offer reliable motor feedback but also prevent explosions or ignition of nearby flammable substances in the […]

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Like many other automation devices, rotary encoders can benefit from running as part of an EtherNet/IP network. Here’s an overview of the latest Kuebler EtherNet/IP-certified Sendix F58 encoders, which offer speed and ease-of-use advantages.  

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If you’ve ever installed a rotary encoder on a piece of machinery, you may be tempted to connect the shafts first and then mount the encoder body. This approach makes a lot of sense intuitively—it also happens to be wrong. Connecting the shafts first increases the chance that the encoder and shaft will be misaligned, […]

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Like many other automation devices, rotary encoders can benefit from running as part of an EtherNet/IP network. At Kuebler, our newest series of encoders combines certified EtherNet/IP support with patented mechanical and electro-optic technologies that ensure accuracy and reliability. Called the Sendix F58 Series, these optical encoders come in four different models: Sendix F5858 and […]

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As industrial automation networks go, EtherNet/IP has more than its share of advantages. It’s fast. It’s flexible. It’s easy to set up. It’s robust. Those advantages, however, come at a price. Users have to invest in infrastructure and devices certified to work with the EtherNet/IP standard.Today, EtherNet/IP is among the most popular industrial networks, and […]

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