4B Components Introduces Slide Gate Encoder

Compact, easily calibrated encoder precisely monitors slide gates.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

February 21, 2023

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Encoder with slide gate
Encoder-Flex 1024 with gate installationImage courtesy of 4B Components Ltd

Powder Show Booth 2549 - The new Encoder-Flex 1024 is changing the way slide gates are monitored. This compact rotary shaft encoder uses advanced technology to deliver a precise position from 0 to 100%.

“The Encoder-Flex 1024 takes the guesswork out of slide gate monitoring, delivering unheard of flexibility on both retrofits and new installations,” said Brian Knapp, vice president – 4B Electronics Div. “Encoders that get in the way can be damaged; this one protrudes less than three inches. Plus, there is virtually no limit to the number of rotations, and the Encoder-Flex 1024 has no mechanical parts, making it an extremely reliable product.”

With a compact, sleek design, the Encoder-Flex 1024 removes the bulkiness associated with traditional shaft encoders and adds the benefit of easy calibration. There is no need to open up the unit; simply apply an external magnet briefly to calibrate. Providing even more flexibility, resolution can be programmed for 1 to 1024 pulses per rotation.

All electronics on the Encoder-Flex 1024 are housed in a sealed stainless steel enclosure and are encapsulated in epoxy, protecting the device from moisture and the elements and providing maximum reliability in the field.

In addition, the Encoder-Flex 1024 provides 4-20 mA, quadrature-pulsed and Modbus RTU outputs in one single model, giving the user the versatility and flexibility to connect to many different controllers and displays.

4B Components Ltd, Morton, IL 309-698-5611 go4b.com/usa

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