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Novotechnik U.S. Offers RFC 4800 Series with CAN J1939 Interface for Touchless Angle Sensors

June 25, 2024
Able to provide one or two output channels, the interface can take the place of an optical encoder—with longer life and robustness.

Novotechnik U.S. has introduced the addition of CAN J1939 interface to their RFC 4800 series of touchless angle sensors. These sensors are designed to precisely measure angular position up to 360 deg., turn direction, turns, speed and operational status.

Other key features include:

  • Provides one or two output channels
  • Suitable for mobile applications with CAN SAE  J1939 interface developed for heavy-duty vehicles
  • Programmable resolution, revolution counter and high durability with IP69 sealing.

The interface is designed with the ability to signal a controller through a status bit when a sensor requires replacement, helping to reduce downtime. Additionally, it can leverage a programmable number of values to minimize external noise interference in the output.

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Users also can benefit from its revolution center, programmable resolution up to 14 bits and the option to adjust angular speed output from 0.055 to 2.2 deg./sec. The RFC 4800 series has the high resolution of 14 bits across 360 deg., along with repeatability of less than or equal to ±0.1 deg. and independent linearity of ±0.5% of the full scale.

With a range of magnets and connectors available, the RFC 4800 sensors are sealed up to IP69, ensuring reliable performance even in challenging environments. Operating within a temperature range of −40 to 105°C, these sensors offer durability with a mean time to failure of 843 years. Various cable and connector versions are also offered to meet a range of application requirements.

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