The IncOder range has been expanded and now covers a massive 30,000 different product variants.
The range now includes:-
The IncOder Product Guide has also been expanded to cover more information on installation, zero setting, applicable standards aswell as further information on Zettlex manufacturing and quality.
Zettlex will announce still further product options at the DSEI exhibition in September 2013.
Zettlex IncOders are non-contact, absolute angle measuring devices. They use a unique inductive technique and may be considered as an inductive encoder.
IncOders are ideally suited to applications that need precise measurement in harsh environments – where electrical contacts, optical or capacitive encoders may prove unreliable or where traditional resolvers, synchros or Inductosyns are too bulky or expensive.
IncOders have 2 parts – a Stator and a Rotor. Each is shaped like a flat ring. The large bore makes it easy to accommodate through shafts, slip rings, optic fibres, pipes, cables etc.
The Stator is powered and the Rotor is passive. The Stator contains all electronics necessary to receive power and generate the output signals. The output signals from the Stator show the absolute position of the Rotor relative to the Stator right from power up.
There is no need for compliant couplings and the Rotor & Stator can simply be connected to the host product. Precise mechanical mounting is not required and there are no bearings. Operation is unaffected by condensation or dust. Robust, anodized aluminium alloy housings and monolithic constructions are used for both Rotor and Stator.
There are no contacting, delicate or wearing parts which means no need for periodic replacement, service or maintenance.
IncOders are used in a wide variety of applications including:- rotary joints & gimbals, actuator servos & motor encoders, electro-optic & infra-red camera systems, heliostats & solar equipment, robotic arms & CNC machine tools, est & calibration equipment, light & heavy calibre weapons systems, targeting systems & range finders, antenna pointing devices & telescopes, packaging & laboratory automation, medical scanners & surgical equipment, cranes & telescopic manipulators.
IncOders have a solid track record in safety related applications including airborne equipment and weapons systems.
IncOders are made in the United Kingdom, contain no ITAR restricted components and do not require an arms export licence unless they are >1000mm diameter.