Nidec Avtron Launches New Line of Avtron Absolute Encoders

5/3/2013

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.

The product 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 applications.”

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 modifications.

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 line.

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:

Brian Winter
Encoder Product Manager
Nidec Avtron Automation 
216-642-1230
brian.winter@nidec-avtron.com

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