To avoid downtime and costly repairs to your motor-driven systems, make sure you pay attention to the construction of your incremental encoders. The best encoders will have design features that allow them to resist shock and vibration loads, as well as overcome any installation errors that introduce misalignment.

It’s important to select incremental encoders that are designed for rugged conditions, such as our Sendix 5000 and 5020 models. Both encoders have several robust and versatile design features that make them ideal for demanding outdoor applications.

Robust Mechanical Design. Thanks to our proprietary Safety-Lock™ design, both Sendix models overcome two common threats to encoder lifecycle: heavy vibration loads and misalignment due to installation errors. This robust mechanical design integrates interlocked bearings, strengthened outer bearings and large bearing size relative to the size of the encoder.

Additionally, the encoders’ solid die-cast housing, with its IP67 protection rating, stays sealed even when subjected to harsh environmental conditions.

Other robust mechanical features that help avoid field breakdowns include:

  • Wide temperature range of -40°C to +85°C
  • High shaft load capacity: 80 N (radial) and 40 N (axial)
  • Maximum speed of 6000 revolutions per minute
  • Magnetic field resistance
  • Optional seawater-resistant version

Versatility And Variety. Sendix 5000 and 5020 encoders, available in shaft and hollow shaft versions, respectively, are compatible with all U.S. and European standards. You can also use them with a variety of mounting accessories, including cylindrical pins, flanges, assembly bells and isolation inserts, which increase the lifespan of your encoder by preventing electrical current from passing through the bearings.

Sendix 5000 and 5020 encoders support M23, M12 or MIL cable connections, as well as Push-Pull, RS422 or Open Collector interfaces.

To learn more, download the Sendix 5000 and 5020 Data Sheet.