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Baumer offers high-quality digital cameras (GigE Vision®, USB3 Vision™, Camera Link®) for PC-based image processing systems and intuitive vision sensors as well as OEM vision engineering for customized vision components to be used for many different applications across varied industries. Baumer Optronic GmbH is a subsidiary of the Swiss Baumer Group – a global leader in sensor solutions for factory and process automation.

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MIL10 Bearingless Encoder

POSTED 09/22/2014

MIL 10: Robust, non-contact distance measurement

Robust and wearfree: MIL10 for linear distance measurement, from BaumerBaumer is presenting a new bearingless encoder for linear distance measurement. The MIL10 comprises a sensing head and an adhesive magnetic tape.The non-contact magnetic sensing method is wearfree and hence provides virtually unlimited service life.

Magnetic tape encoding is by poles of 2mm width. Signal processing integrated in the sensing head allows for resolutions up to 5 μm. The fully encapsulated magnetic sensor provides IP 66 and IP 67 as standard protection. Used in conjunction with a masking tape of stainless steel, the system is even up to demanding environments with a high degree of soiling by dust, chippings, splints or oil. Operating temperature may
range from -40°C to +85°C.

Sized 10 x 15 x 45,5 mm, the sensor is extremely compact. It withstands shocks and vibrations up to 500 respectively 30 g. The Polyurethan cable capable of flexible carriers and frequently changing bending radii is shielded and twisted in pairs - and in conjunction with the sensor’s robust metal housing the ultimate
protection against electromagnetic interference.

The output frequency of max. 350 kHz allows for travel speed up to 25 m/s. MIL 10 is available with 5 VDC
supply and TTL / RS422 compliant line drivers and as a 10…30 VDC variant with push-pull. Both output two
inverted channels with 90° shift and generate an additional pole-periodic inverted index pulse.

The Baumer Group is an internationally leading manufacturer of sensors, encoders, measuring instruments
and automated image-processing components. Baumer combines innovative technology and
customer-oriented service with intelligent solutions for factory and process automation and provides a unique range of products and technologies. The family company has around 2,300 employees with manufacturing facilities, sales offices and agents in 37 offices and 19 countries, always close to the customer. With consistently high quality standards worldwide and a huge potential for innovation, Baumer brings their customers critical advantages and measurable added value across many industries.