New 18 Bit Absolute Magnetic Ring Encoder

Renishaw's associate company, RLS d.o.o. has announced the availability of the new AksIM™ true-absolute magnetic rotary encoder for embedded OEM motion control applications

by Chris Pockett | Wednesday 18 December 2013

Available through Renishaw's worldwide network, AksIM has up to 18-bit resolution and zero mechanical hysteresis in a unique through-bore configuration which sets a new standard for magnetic encoder performance and value.

Designed for cost-conscious OEM motion control applications
AksIM comprises a low-profile encoder readhead and a separate magnetic ring with an impressive price-performance ratio. The readhead is available either in a fully sealed IP64 housing or as a board level encoder, supporting a range of data output formats including serial RS422, CAN, SSI, PWM, I2C, SPI and USB with binary resolutions to 18-bits per revolution and speeds up to 10 000 rev/min. AksIM is a true-absolute encoder (no battery backup required) meaning that position is determined immediately at power-up, thanks to a unique single track code embedded in a corrosion resistant ring.

Increased performance with built-in self-monitoring function
AksIM features an integral set-up and diagnostics LED, providing intuitive indication of signal health. The readhead also includes self-monitoring functionality, with the capability to report warnings, alarms or other status signals to the drive / controller via the communications interface.

AksIM is suitable for a diverse range of motion control applications, including robotics, pan-tilt / azimuth-elevation platforms, automation systems, and medical equipment.

RLS is a world leader in the development of high performance magnetic encoder feedback solutions and together with its associate company, Renishaw, offers worldwide sales and technical support.


Chris Pockett
Renishaw plc
+44 (0) 1453 524524

Wednesday 18 December 2013 / file under Aerospace | Engineering | Medical