Nidec Avtron Launches New Line of Avtron Absolute Encoders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Independence, Ohio. May 3, 2013. Nidec Avtron Automation Corporation
is proud to announce the launch of its new line of Avtron absolute encoders.
manager, Brian Winter, commented: “We
make the most rugged encoders in the world; this expansion to the absolute
encoder market will give our customers the same extreme reliability and
durability they expect from all Avtron encoders for absolute positioning
The new product offerings are available as optical or magnetic, shafted or hollow
shaft, single-turn or multi-turn absolute encoders. The advantage of absolute
encoders is that they retain their position even when powered off – they keep
track of motion within their own absolute frame of reference, whereas
incremental encoders need to be “homed” when power is eliminated.
Nidec-Avtron’s new line of absolute encoders includes analog, SSI and Profibus,
CANOpen, Devicenet and several common Ethernet platforms. A key feature is the
elimination of all gears, optics, and batteries from the severe duty absolutes.
This makes them enormously more reliable than existing models, yet they are
designed to fit existing applications without mechanical or electrical
The markets for Nidec-Avtron’s new line of absolute encoders cover applications that range
from light mill duty such as food & beverage machinery to severe duty applications
like Wind Turbines, Steel Mill Equipment and Oil & Gas Rigs. Nidec-Avtron is
pleased to add absolute encoder capabilities to its robust encoder product
Nidec Avtron Automation offers worldwide Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and user
support, including 24x7x365 ability to build encoders to meet emergencies, and
an on-call engineering service team.
About Nidec Avtron Automation
Nidec Avtron Automation manufactures Avtron encoders and is recognized worldwide as the
market leader in heavy duty encoders, used to provide precise speed and position control in applications where encoder reliability is important.
Nidec Avtron Automation delivers drive systems, automation solutions and diagnostic
software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance
profitability. As part of Nidec Industrial Solutions, Nidec Avtron Automation
provides solutions for the global market.
For more information, please contact:
Encoder Product Manager
Nidec Avtron Automation