Encoder designed for subsea operations

Engineer Live News Desk

SCANCON Encoders introduces its SCH68SUB model, an encoder designed specifically for subsea operations. In recent years, Exploration and Production companies have focused on designing and installing subsea facilities. One of the many difficulties encountered was the inability of encoders to work in the subsea environment unless housed in a pressurized container. Scancon recognized the need for an encoder that could operate in an open ocean environment and developed the SCH68SUB, the industry’s first heavy-duty encoder for use in subsea operations.

The SCH68SUB is designed for subsea applications that require operation at water depths to 6000+ meters ( ~ 20,000 feet). Unique among its competitors, the SCH68SUB does not require a pressurized container. The SCH68SUB is a magnetic incremental encoder offering a ø 20 mm hollow bore, resolution up to 4096 ppr, and an environmental rating of IP 68. It is available in 316 Stainless Steel or Titanium (option).

The SCH68SUB is ideal for use in subsea robotics, ROVs, and seafloor applications that require motion control or position feedback.

The highlights include:

  • Operation at water depths to – 6,000 meters / 20,000 feet  / 600 BAR / IP68
  • Small footprint - Ø 68mm
  • High resolution - 4096 ppr
  • Hollow shaft options: ø 20mm
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • Open water applications