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angle sensors

igus® Output Encoders for robolink® – no longer available

Martin Raak | 4. July 2018

We can no longer supply the robolink® output encoders. Reason is that the chip supplier finished the production of the encoder chip. We have to block all AE Products now. This also concerns our RL-DCi compact units. We will have to redesign those for the use of motor encoders. For the next 4-8 weeks we will […]

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Output encoder vs. motor encoder plus INI

Martin Raak | 14. February 2018

Our customers can choose between motor encoders / Ini switches and igus output encoders (both incremental angle sensors). Motor encoder / INI (RL-D-RBT-xxxxx-BC): +) proven industrial standard, double ended signal transmission (A/A-, B/B-), high resolution (500 signals / motorturn * transmission of the joint) -) 3 cables per axis (motor, encoder, INI), reverse play of the […]

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Ini switch for robolink D

Martin Raak | 11. September 2015

We control the position of our RL-D joints by using the motor encoder (of our igus stepper motors). In order to define a reference point (or ZERO position), an additional inductive initiator switch (=Ini) can be installed on the joint as an option. The spec. of the Ini switch is given below, it is the same […]

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robolink application under water

Martin Raak | 28. January 2015

This submarine robot has been developped by our german customer Habib Nasri from Leibnitz University Hannover, iPeG Institute. It is fully submersible and it is gesture controlled. It contains 1 simple arm with 2 DOF and one more complex arm with 4 DOF, all robolink joints are equipped with our “under water angle sensors”. The 6 […]

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angle sensors in the robolink joints

Martin Raak | 6. February 2014

We have noticed, that for some people it is not clear how our angle encoders work and how to make use of it. Here are some facts about them: 1) we use incremental encoders from AMS (AS5304A), absolute encoders are not possible in the current design, 2) in order to define the ZERO position for […]

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