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Newsletter March 2023

IO-Link Encoders


POSITAL’s absolute rotary encoders now support the popular IO-Link communications interface! IO-Link is a low-cost, easy-to-implement communications system that can simplify connections between large-scale Fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet networks and your sensors on the factory floor.

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  • Magnetic Multiturn Sensing without Gear or Battery
  • Hardware I/O-Pin for Preset, Reset or Cam Switch
  • Simple Wiring Reducing Costs
  • Automatic Parameterization after Device Replacement

POSITAL Kit Encoders are Now BiSS Certified


POSITAL's line of kit encoders is BiSS Certified! BiSS interface is an open-source, non-proprietary communication standard. The BiSS Association is now offering a certification process to ensure a efficient and smooth communications between digital devices such as servomotors and drives for industrial motion control. POSITAL’s kit encoders support both BiSS-C interfaces and allow for real-time communications with the control devices.

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  • BiSS Certified Kit Encoders Available
  • Versatile and Cost-Effective Interface Technology
  • Maintains Protocol Standards
  • Open-Source Protocol Allows Flexibility in Manufacturing

Absolute Encoders with Universal Radial & Axial Design


POSITAL’s popular angled housing now available for absolute encoders with a variety of interfaces including Analog, SSI, CANopen, and Modbus RTU. These special housings feature a cable entry angled at 45° to the encoder’s axis. Their unique design combines axial and radial entries in a single unit – allowing more versatility for installation and creating lower logistics costs!

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  • Cable Exit with 2m and 5m Cable Length Option
  • Protection Class Up to IP65
  • 36mm Housing Diameter works with a Wide Range of Flange Designs
  • Angled Housing enables Both Axial and Radial Connection

ATEX/IECEx Certified Encoders for Oil and Gas Applications


ATEX/IECEx-certified rotary encoders are designed to operate safely in atmospheres where there are potentially dangerous levels of explosive gases or dust. These devices are part of the IXARC family of magnetic and optical rotary sensors and can be delivered with either programmable incremental or absolute output. Rugged, reliable and highly accurate, these devices can be ordered with a wide range of mounting and coupling options that ensure that they can be installed in Zones 2 and 22.


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  • For Group II Applications Dedicated to Zone 2 & 22
  • Housing Material: Aluminum, Stainless Steel
  • Large Variety of Mechanical Combinations Available
  • Applications: Oil and Gas, Agriculture, Chemical Plants, Milling Operations

Save Time – Troubleshoot Your Encoder!

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POSITAL has compiled some expert troubleshooting tips to get your encoder back up and running.