Heavy-Duty Rotary Encoders withstand harsh environments.

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Supplied in low-profile package, LP Series provides precise motion control feedback in extreme environments. Three types are available in incremental or absolute single turn outputs: compact version with cable or connector terminations, terminal box option, and explosion proof model. Supplied in anodized aluminum housing with encapsulated electronics, IP66-rated encoders withstand vibration up to 200 m/s², shock up to 3,000 m/s², and temperatures from -40 to +100°C.

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LP Series of Rugged Encoders-Open up the Possibilities

Thousand Oaks, CA – BEI Sensors announces the launch of the LP Series, a new line of heavy-duty rotary encoders that provide reliable and precise motion control feedback in a compact, low profile encoder package for harsh applications.  Using an innovative sensing technology that allows for accurate position and speed sensing, this product family is built tough to withstand extreme temperatures, shock and vibration, wet and dirty environments.  To fit a variety of system needs, three distinct encoder types are available in incremental or absolute single turn outputs; a compact version with cable or connector terminations, a terminal box option and an explosion proof model.  These three versions provide a rugged and reliable motion control solution for a wide range of harsh applications in the material handling, metal process, wind turbine, off highway vehicle, elevator, agriculture, oil and gas, and building automation industries

R&D manager Jean-Marc Hubsch explains that in designing the products, “We wanted to take an innovative approach to this encoder series, paying special attention to the details to provide the most robust and rugged solution.  Advanced features like the very low profile housing, encapsulated electronics, exceptional accuracy, and a variety of termination options were included to create a series that would outperform, outlast and easily integrate into a wide range of harsh applications.”

The LP Series' heavy-duty design provides an ingress protection rating of IP66 and protects the internal components from exposure to the elements, making these encoders durable and well suited for dirty and dusty outdoor applications.  Encapsulated electronics protect the encoder from humidity, make it vibration, up to 200 m/s2 (55 to 2000 Hz)and shock resistant, up to 3000 m/s2 (5ms half-sine), and able to operate in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to +100°C.  A standard aluminum anodized housing resists corrosion and ensures long operational life. 

The terminal box option simplifies installation and allows the unit to be pre-wired, preventing wiring errors.  This termination style also comes standard with enhanced electronics providing overvoltage protection, which prevents encoder failure and saves automated systems from costly downtime.  In addition, the advanced electronic design with the terminal blocks contain especially robust output drivers that allow for the use of long cable runs, with no loss of signal.  To simplify installation and save the headache of losing screws while mounting the encoders in tight, hard-to-reach places, captive screws are standard with the terminal box. .

The encoders’ low profile design makes for easy installation into space-restricted applications where available shaft space is limited, such as between industrial duty motor flanges and fans or in back-to-back motor mountings.  A programmable option enables the user to select any resolution from 1 to 10,000 PPR, adding to its versatility in a wide variety of applications and reducing lead time and stocking costs.  Many mechanical configurations including shafted, through shaft, blind shaft or shaft with integrated coupling are available to suit particular applications. 

“Our goal with the LP Series is to provide customers the best motion control feedback solution for harsh applications in a compact design that delivers high performance,” states Olivier Milon, Sales Manager.  Whether sliding into tight installations on industrial motors, cranes, conveyors, wind turbines or excavators, these low profile encoders will get the job done, providing reliable speed and position sensing in an easy to install package. 

Get the LP Series of encoders on the job as the working class hero in your heavy-duty motion control applications today and visit www.beisensors.com/lpseries  for more information.

About BEI Sensors

BEI Sensors specializes in speed and position sensors for extreme applications. With an extensive product offering including optical and magnetic encoders, Hall effect sensors, and potentiometers, BEI Sensors offers standard configurations to completely customized solutions. Through uncompromising quality, performance, and reliability, BEI Sensors upholds a standard of excellence in its products, customer service experience, and commitment to being a global leader in sensor technology.

BEI Sensors is a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST).


About Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST)

Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a global specialist in designing and manufacturing sensors, controls and actuators.

Through its brands, BEI Kimco, BEI Sensors, BEI PSSC, Crouzet, Crydom, Kavlico, Newall and Systron Donner Inertial, CST offers a wide range of reliable and efficient components dedicated to the Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Industrial, Medical and Energy & Infrastructure markets.

Through the expertise, diversity and agility of its 4,400 employees worldwide, CST is focused on the satisfaction of its customers. Committed to excellence, with sales of $590M US in 2014, CST is the dependable and adaptable partner for the most demanding applications. www.cstsensors.com

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