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CiA 301 and CiA 406

The MK4 from Gefran (Italy) is a contactless linear position transducer with a CANopen output. It comes with so-called magnetostrictive technology.

CiA 301 and CiA 406 interfaces are provided (Photo: Gefran)

THE PRODUCT ALLOWS THE ABSOLUTE MEASUREMENT of position and speed and the possibility of one or two cursors simultaneously. The absence of any electrical contact on the cursor eliminates wear. The transducer comes with a microprocessor to process the measurement data and to diagnose the transducer itself. The CAN communication system provides the transmission.

The use of the CANopen CiA 301 protocol version 4.01 and device profile CiA 406 version 2.0 enables the integration of the transducer in the control and automation system. The product features strokes from 50 mm to 4000 mm, a position resolution of up to 2 μm, speed resolution of 0,01 mm/s, linearity error of 0,02 %, and repeatability error of 0,01 mm. It also comes with IP67 protection class and is resistant to vibrations.

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