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Detection of carousel position

The carousel angle of rotation serves to control the transport of bottles through the blow stretching machine. A high-precision AFM60 EtherCAT® absolute encoder, which precisely synchronizes the rotations electronically, supplies the absolute angle. Its optimized mechanical system makes it easy to mount in a central position. Linear and rotative movements are coupled together via electronic cams.

  • Following product families can be used
    Product family AFS/AFM60 EtherCAT®
    Intelligent, powerful, precise
    • High-resolution 30-bit absolute encoder (18-bit singleturn and 12-bit multiturn)
    • Face mount flange, servo flange and blind hollow shaft
    • Connection type: 3 x M12 axial connector
    • Data tranfer speed " on the fly" in the range of µs
    • EtherCAT® interface CoE (CiA DS-301) Device profile (CiA DS-406)
    • Round axis functionality
    • Alarms, warnings and diagnostics functions for speed, position, temperature, operating time, etc.
    • Status display via 5 LEDs
    • Up to 16 adjustable electronic cam switches
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