Optical Absolute Encoders have stainless steel housings.

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Able to withstand aggressive cleaning processes of food and beverage applications, GE404 features Viton seals and ShaftLock bearing. Latter minimizes downtime by enduring vibration and shaft loads during processing/cleaning. Leak-proof and IP67-compliant, encoders resist harsh washdowns with aggressive cleaning agents over entire service life. Optical sensing principle allows 14-bit, single-turn and 12-bit, multi-turn resolutions for precision positioning at velocities up to 10,000 rpm.

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Positioning with Enhanced Protection: Absolute Stainless Steel Encoders with V4A Housing

Optical Encoders Withstand Aggressive Cleaning Processes in Food and Beverage Applications

Southington, Conn. Designed to meet the strict standards of the food and beverage processing industry, new GE404 optical absolute encoders from Baumer deliver precise positioning data and easily withstand aggressive cleaning processes.

With housings made of class 1.4404 or 1.4435 V4A stainless steel, GE404 encoders feature robust Viton seals that provide long-term resistance to chemical agents and high temperatures. Leak-proof and IP67 compliant, these encoders will resist harsh washdowns with aggressive cleaning agents over their entire service life, helping to ensure excellent hygiene levels and reduced cleaning time. The encoder's robust ShaftLock bearing minimizes machine downtime by enduring vibration and high shaft loads that occur during processing and cleaning.

The optical sensing principle of GE404 encoders allows high, 14 bit single-turn and 12 bit multi-turn resolutions, delivering precise positioning at velocities up to 10,000 rpm. Optional incremental tracks deliver additional speed control. The encoder is available in many configurations and field bus interfaces including SSI. Functions such as electronic setting of zero point, counting direction input and diagnostics simplify encoder installation and maintenance.

For more information on Baumer's GE404 encoders, contact Baumer Ltd. at 800-937-9336 or via email at sales.us@baumer.com.

The Baumer Group is a leading international manufacturer of sensors and system solutions for factory and process automation. In 2011 the innovative family-owned company employs about 2,500 people worldwide in 36 locations and 18 countries. The long lasting success is built on high customer focus as well as the innovative and diversified product range of the product segments Sensor Solutions, Motion Control, Vision Technologies, Process Instrumentation, and Gluing Systems. For further information please refer to www.baumer.com.

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Cassandra Scarpati
Marketing Communication
Product Segment Motion Control
Phone +860 620 6388

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