Nanotec, a developer of motors, controllers and precision drive solutions based in Germany, has added a new compact magnetic encoder to its product range. Even in harsh environmental conditions, it provides reliable readings because the magnetic scanning is insensitive to dust, shock, vibration and high temperature. In another recent development, for design engineers seeking extended fieldbus options, it has added Profinet and EtherNet capabilities to its intelligent PD6 compact drives which combine motor, controller and encoder in a single package.
Due to its modular design, the new NME3 encoder can be combined with a wide range of brushless DC and stepper motors starting from flange size NEMA 8. With a maximum speed of 30,000 rpm, the single-turn absolute encoder is designed for applications that require precise speed control. It is available in two versions, for incremental signals with a resolution of up to 4,096 CPR and with an SSI interface and 16-bit resolution. The incremental version also generates Hall signals for brushless DC motors.
With an 80 mm flange and a rated power of 942 W, the PD6-EB is the most powerful brushless DC motor in the PD6 family of drives. The stepper motor version has an 86 mm flange and a holding torque of up to 10 Nm. Singleturn absolute encoders are standard, multiturn encoders are available optionally.
Headquartered in Feldkirchen near Munich, Nanotec manufactures motors, controllers and drives for industrial automation and medical engineering applications worldwide with some 270 employees in Germany, Bulgaria, China and USA, plus a network of dealers. Its products are typically used in automation systems, laboratory automation, medical engineering, the packaging industry and semiconductor production. For more information, www.nanotec.com.