Celera Motion, a business unit of Novanta Corporation, has introduced the Mini Ultra range, which expands its Zettlex Ultra IncOder™ range of inductive angle encoders and demonstrates the sustained growth of the IncOder™ inductive encoder series.
The Zettlex encoders utilize an exclusive inductive technology that makes use of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Such encoders are non-contact devices that enable accurate measurement of angle or angular speed in adverse surroundings where conventional magnetic and capacitive devices may prove to be inconsistent. All Zettlex Ultra IncOder units are pre-calibrated and provide double improvement in accuracy compared with standard IncOder, up to 19 arc-seconds accuracy based on size.
The latest Mini Ultra IncOder™ is available in two smaller diameters — sizes 37 and 58 mm. These lightweight and compact products are more suitable for mobile robotics applications, like unmanned ground vehicles, which have rigorous weight and size requirements.
The Midi Ultra range, included in the Ultra IncOder series, now features a broad range of mounting formats as well as a duplex option for electrical redundancy, which is generally required in safety-critical applications — particularly, surgical robotics.
We have seen high demand for Ultra IncOder series since we launched the product line in June 2019 – particularly in the SATCOM, Surveillance and UAV markets. The Ultra IncOder series brings unique capabilities to complex systems and devices that keep critical functions running, enabling customers to discover new levels of efficiency while creating competitive differentiation.
Josef de Pfeiffer, Head of Commercial, Zettlex
Key features offer the industry’s sophisticated angular measurement capabilities:
- Compact size
- High resolution and accuracy
- Resistant to foreign matter
- Measurement performance is largely independent of installation tolerances
- Excellent stability, regardless of environmental conditions
- No need for seals, bushes, or bearings
- No maintenance or service is required since they are “fit and forget” devices
The Ultra IncOders can be integrated with Applimotion motors and Ingenia drives for an optimal system solution. The form factor is perfect for incorporating with Omni frameless motors. The Ultra IncOders connect seamlessly to Summit Series drives through the SSI, BiSS-C, ABZ encoder interface options.