Fagor Automation releases the new Series 3 absolute linear encoders. From a mechanical perspective, attention is immediately drawn to the S3 series reader head as it is small in size, which can be installed inside reduced spaces.
The threaded head option has been kept for the various mounting options without the need to use nuts. The small-sized G3 series reader head is the same as its predecessor and includes electrical and air connectors on both sides, so either outlet direction can be chosen without having to manipulate the head.
Modifications have been made to both the endcaps, incorporating small improvements in the design compared to the previous series. Extrusion geometries have also been modified by reinforcing various parts in order to improve the response to different frequency vibrations. The elimination of selectable 10 models has been used to reinforce the walls of the profile and in the G3 model other parts have been reinforced, such as the area where the profile is attached to the machine, reaching values of 300m/S2 of resistance to vibrations.
Besides all this, Exclusive protective lips for these new families are also standard additions on all models. Optimized for profile section changes and manufactured from a fluoropolymer highly resistant to hydrocarbons and other chemical agents commonly used on machine tools. G3 fastening system visually stands out, where the TDMS TM system has been replaced with a specific flexible extrusion machining process in a longitudinal direction. Providing greater rigidity for the fastening between the profile and the machine, which also helps to improve its response to vibrations.
Improvements have also been made to the optoelectronic sub-assemblies essential for encoder performance in hostile working environments. This new feature exceeds the expected anti-condensation and anti-vapor capabilities, by minimizing their effects and achieving optimal encoder performance and operation.
For both families, there is a broad range of available connectivity with multiple drive and control systems (the largest in the market), which has recently incorporated new digital communication protocols as standard features. Overall, the new series S3 and G3 offer greater product protection against external factors, allowing for maximum performance in terms of accuracy and repeatability.