Built to Stand Extreme Environmental Conditions

The POSITAL IXARC heavy-duty incremental and absolute rotary encoders are based on a housing design that has a 25-year record of surviving the toughest conditions. These sensors feature extra rugged impact-resistant Type 316L stainless-steel or aluminum housings and seals rated to IP67. Like other POSITAL products, the heavy-duty encoders are available in a wide variety of configurations.

  • High Mechanical Shaft Loads (up to 250 N Axial, 350 N Radial)
  • High Shock and Vibration Impact Resistance (200G and 20G Respectively)
  • Type 316L Stainless-steel or Aluminum Housings
  • Shaft-lock Mechanism Protects Internal Components
  • Wide Variety of Configurations
  • IP67 Rating
  • Dual-function Models with Incremental and Absolute Outputs

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Incremental and Absolute Versions Available

Like other POSITAL products, the heavy-duty IXARC encoders are available in a wide variety of configurations. Incremental versions have resolutions (pulses per revolution) of up to 2500 PPR (pulses per revolution), while absolute versions are available with 16-bit resolution (.005°).Multi-turn variants of the absolute encoders have measurement ranges as high as 16,384 revolutions (14 bit). Other resolutions are also available for both incremental and absolute encoders.Incremental variants are available with Push-Pull (HTL) or RS422 (TTL) communications interfaces, while absolute models can be provided with either CANopen or SSI interfaces. Dual-function models are available that provide both incremental and absolute outputs.See all dual models here

Applications and Industries

These devices are suitable the toughest applications:

  • Marine Vessels
  • Off-Shore Facilities
  • Mining
  • Cranes and off highway equipment
  • Wind Turbines
  • And Other Challenging Locations…