POSITAL’s sensors in Rockwell Automation’s Encompass program

  • July 30, 2013
  • POSITAL - Fraba Inc.
  • News

July 30, 2013 - POSITAL-FRABA’s LINARIX linear position sensors have been added to the list of products referenced by the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork. Through Encompass Product Partners, customers can quickly locate complementary products that best solve any application challenges. These products are critical components of connectivity solutions that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations. LINARIX sensors combine a multi-turn absolute rotary sensor with a heavy-duty draw-wire mechanism. As the wire is drawn off of the device’s spool, the encoder measures the rotation and reports the result to the control system. These devices are both accurate and durable: the draw-wire mechanisms are rated for over one million cycles, while the rotary encoders are based on non-contacting magnetic or optical measurement technologies that are immune to the wear or corrosion that can degrade the accuracy of potentiometer-based draw-wire devices. The analog output can be programmed so that the full output range (0 – 10 V, 4 – 20 mA) is set to match a specified range of linear displacements. This feature can simplify set up and improve the accuracy of analog control systems. DeviceNet, CANopen and SSI output interfaces are also available. LINARIX position sensors are ideal for a wide variety of applications, including medical equipment, packaging and materials handling systems, forklifts, overhead gantries, lifts and flow control gates in irrigation systems. Finding the ‘right’ LINARIX model for a particular application is easy! The website www.posital.com provides a powerful product finder tool that enables a customer to select the product features required for each application, then zero in on the available products. The LINARIX series of draw-wire linear position sensors join other FRABA-POSITAL products referenced by the Encompass program, including the TILTIX inclinometers, IXARC ‘programmable potentiometers’ and ATEX-certified rotary encoders. About FRABA FRABA Inc. is the North American sister company of Netherlands-based FRABA N.V., a group of enterprises focused on providing advanced products for position sensing and motion control in many sectors and applications. POSITAL is a business unit within the FRABA group that specializes in industrial position and motion sensors. About Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable.  Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. About the Rockwell Automation Partnership FRABA Inc. is part of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program, which includes business enterprise, sales and solutions, and product and technology partners. Through collaboration with Rockwell Automation, FRABA Inc. helps its customers improve time to market, lower total cost of ownership, better manage assets and lower manufacturing business risk.

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