POSITAL becomes global Rockwell Encompass partner

  • November 20, 2014
  • POSITAL - Fraba Inc.
  • News

November 20, 2014 - POSITAL, a member of the FRABA group, has been named as a global partner of Rockwell Automation’s Encompass program. The company had previously been registered as an Encompass partner for the Asia/Pacific region and the Americas. Through the Encompass Product Partnership, customers can quickly locate complementary products from POSITAL and other vendors that best solve application challenges. These products are critical components of connectivity solutions that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations.

POSITAL products featured in the Encompass program include LINARIX linear displacement transducers, TILTIX inclinometers, IXARC explosion-proof rotary sensors and IXARC potentiometers with a unique programmable analog communications interface. All of these products are available in a wide variety of mechanical and electronic configurations to suit specialized application requirements. Company background POSITAL, a highly specialized manufacturer of absolute and incremental rotary encoders as well as inclinometers, belongs to the FRABA group which dates back to 1918, when its predecessor Franz Baumgartner elektrische Apparate GmbH, a producer of relays, was established. In 1963, the parent company introduced the first metallic brush-based absolute rotary encoders, and developed optical absolute encoders in the 1970s. Founded in the 1980s, the company’s encoder division established itself as a successful supplier for the machine building industry. In 1993, the management consultant Christian Leeser, his brother Dr. Achim Leeser, and Axel Wiemann, head of the encoder division, acquired the company and restructured it with a new management. Today, the group consists of independent companies that employ a staff of 120 at locations in Germany, Singapore, and the USA, and operate a state-of-the-art production plant in Poland. Over the last few years, POSITAL has developed various innovative products, including optical and magnetic safety encoders as well as high-resolution magnetic multi-turn encoders.

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