Hybrid bearings for increased protection against shaft currents

quarta, 14. outubro 2015

The OptoPulse® EIL580 encoder series by Baumer

The Baumer incremental encoder series OptoPulse EIL580 presents a new family member with further enhanced protection against inductive shaft currents.

The new variant provides even more reliability in applications with potential shaft currents, since contrary to all-steel bearings, hybrid bearings act as current insulation. The integrated ceramic bearings are the optimum protection against micro-welding impacts which may impair the bearing slide ways.

OptoPulse® EIL580 encoders are characterized by robust design and extreme durability. The ShaftLock bearing design was invented by Baumer, and guarantees reliable functioning even under the most adverse conditions. The metal shoulder between the two ball bearings reliably protects the internal sensor technology from axial impacts and stresses.
The high-quality materials and the precision-machined mechanical system guarantee optimum radial and axial running over the entire service life.

The modular system of the OptoPulse® EIL580 series forms the basis of a wide variety of product versions, which are compatible with all current electrical and mechanical standards.
The product design unites form and function, making installation easier. With their clean lines, the encoders integrate themselves unobtrusively into the application.