Expanded range of encoders for Functional Safety

19 November 2019

Renishaw has added two new encoders for both linear and rotary applications to its existing functionally safe (FS) portfolio.

The new additions are RESOLUTE FS with BiSS Safety absolute open optical encoder system, and TONiC FS incremental open optical encoder system.

The RESOLUTE FS optical absolute encoder is based on the design of the existing RESOLUTE series with elements redesigned to meet FS safety standards.

The TONiC FS optical encoder combines full FS compliance with metrology performance and other benefits of the established TONiC encoder range.

Both encoders are certified to ISO 13849 Category 3 PLd, IEC 61508 SIL2 and IEC 61800-5-2 SIL2.

Full FS certification is required to guarantee the safe use of functions that include safe stops 1 and 2, safe operating stop (SOS) and safe limited speed (SLS) – all of which require functionally safe encoder feedback. RESOLUTE FS encoders are compatible with the open source BiSS Safety serial communications protocol and Siemens’ Drive-CLiQ protocol. TONiC FS encoders are available with the TONiC Ti-000 analogue interface and Dual Output (DOP) interface options.

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