Combined rotary encoder and inclinometer launched

Jon Lawson

Sensor technology specialist FSG has developed a rotary encoder for simultaneous angle and tilt measurement, for instance in draw-wire systems and cable drums. The series MH64-II-CAN/Mems/GS65 magnetic multi-turn encoder features a redundant Hall sensor for measuring a maximum of 64 turns as well as a redundant single-axis inclinometer that detects tilt angles from 0° to 360°. Without internal gears, the sensor can also be used as a single-turn encoder. 

The rotary encoder and the inclination sensor both feature 14-bit signal resolution. Main target applications are construction machinery, reach stackers, mobile work platforms, as well as ship and harbour cranes. A CAN bus interface supports CANopen and the CANopen safety protocol for signal output. The sensor is therefore also suitable for safety applications. The GS65 housing provides IP67 ingress protection. It can be wired up or connected via an M12 plug.