Detecting the position of overhead traveling crane gears

Combining multiple encoders makes it particularly easy to ensure the correct positioning of cranes. Linear encoders or long-range distance sensors can be used for the precise detection of the X-axis and Y-axis on the crane, while an absolute encoder multiturn can be used for the Z-axis. The AFM60 PROFINET absolute encoder is a rugged, durable solution for detecting the absolute position of traveling crane gears and the position of the crane harness. Absolute encoders measure unlimited path lengths by counting revolutions. They can be used in the harsh ambient conditions found in outdoor areas of cement plants. The rugged DGS80 incremental encoder is suitable for measuring the speed of large diameter hollow shafts.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Pulse per revolution: Up to 8,192
    • Housing diameter: 81 mm, diameter of through hollow shaft: 30 mm or 42 mm
    • Enclosure rating: IP65
    • Communication interfaces: TTL, HTL
    • Connection types: M12, M23 and MS male connector and cable
    • Collets available as accessories for adjusting to shafts of different size
    • High-resolution absolute encoder with up to 30 bits (AFM60) or 18 bits (AFS60)
    • Face mount flange, servo flange, blind hollow shaft
    • Connection type: 3 x M12 axial plug
    • Communication interfaces: PROFINET, EtherNet/IP™, EtherCAT®
    • Round axis functionality
    • Diagnostic functions
    • Status display via 5 LEDs