The Encodersystem AWG101 has been enhanced for applications under
extreme conditions in mines, steel- and heavy machinery
industry, for outdoor cranes. We designed the AWG101-System in
close co-operation with users of encoders. The system's package
diameter is compatible to common encoders. The mounting
dimension, different from conventional encoders, allows many
options, e.g. water- or air cooling of the interior space.
In order to match "crude" ambient conditions and to be suitable
for chemical industry plants or food processing industry, a
bright high-grade steel (1.4031 material) package was made,
including body, shaft, tube housing and cover. The tube housing
is of 5 mm wall thickness, screwed onto
the 4 kg high-grade
steel body with several windings, so that an extremely strong
construction is achieved. Heavy duty connectors (MIL or HAN)
or PG-glands are also utilised to ensure the system's
robustness in such extreme environrements.
High axial and radial forces of the shaft, as a result of
difficult mounting or chain and sprocket applications, are
overcome by dual heavy duty ball bearings supporting the
shaft. Furthermore, the actual encoder's shaft is
supplementary protected by an internal flexible coupling.
The AWG101 systems is designed in such a manner, that any
STANDARD ENCODER can be utilised internally. Therefore any
additional protection is not required.