At the Interlift, Variotech showcases the Ants Safe, which is a new member of the Ants series. All encoders of the series feature CANopen connectivity (CiA 406 or CiA 417).
ANTS SAFE IS AN ABSOLUTE AND REDUNDANT shaft information system where vital functions of every lift, like the door zone evaluation as well as end limit switches, are already integrated. Besides all of that the product is able to handle elevator speeds up to 5 m/s. Optionally also the UCM function or the inspection limit switch (for reduced shafts) is integrated in the system.
The company says, the system is therefore suitable for elevators all across the world were reliable and rugged systems are essential. You can meet them at Interlift in Augsburg, Germany (13 to 16 October) in hall 5, booth 5188 to find out more about this absolute and redundant shaft encoders.
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