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BEI announces LP Series encoders

November 242015
BEI announces LP Series encoders

November 24, 2015 - BEI announces LP Series rotary encoders that provide precise motion control feedback in a compact, low profile encoder package for harsh applications. 

To fit a variety of system needs, three distinct encoder types are available in incremental or absolute single turn outputs: a compact version with cable or connector terminations, a terminal box option and an explosion proof model.  These three versions provide a rugged and reliable motion control solution for a wide range of harsh applications in the material handling, metal process, wind turbine, off highway vehicle, elevator, agriculture, oil and gas, and building automation industries

The LP Series' heavy-duty design provides an ingress protection rating of IP66 and protects the internal components from exposure to the elements, making these encoders durable and well suited for dirty and dusty outdoor applications.  Encapsulated electronics protect the encoder from humidity, make it vibration, up to 200 m/s2 (55 to 2000 Hz)and shock resistant, up to 3000 m/s2 (5ms half-sine), and able to operate in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to +100°C.  A standard aluminum anodized housing resists corrosion and ensures long operational life. 

The terminal box option simplifies installation and allows the unit to be pre-wired, preventing wiring errors.  This termination style also comes standard with enhanced electronics providing overvoltage protection, which prevents encoder failure and saves automated systems from costly downtime.  In addition, the advanced electronic design with the terminal blocks contain especially robust output drivers that allow for the use of long cable runs, with no loss of signal.  To simplify installation and save the headache of losing screws while mounting the encoders in tight, hard-to-reach places, captive screws are standard with the terminal box. .

The encoders’ low profile design makes for easy installation into space-restricted applications where available shaft space is limited, such as between industrial duty motor flanges and fans or in back-to-back motor mountings.  A programmable option enables the user to select any resolution from 1 to 10,000 PPR, adding to its versatility in a wide variety of applications and reducing lead time and stocking costs.  Many mechanical configurations including shafted, through shaft, blind shaft or shaft with integrated coupling are available to suit particular applications. 

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