Zettlex (UK) Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS


Zettlex announces further expansion of its IncOder range

Cambridge-based sensors company Zettlex has announced the further expansion of its IncOder range of precision angle encoders. The range now includes a choice of more than 45,000 product variants, including new IP67 rated sensors for operation in wet environments.

Mark Howard, Zettlex General Manager comments: "We are seeing a rapid growth in demand for our inductive encoders, especially in overseas markets. The common thread is the demand for precision position and speed measurement in challenging environments where traditional solutions - such as potentiometers, optical encoders or pancake resolvers - are simply not up to the job or are too expensive."

The IP67 versions allow users to deploy IncOders in wet environments because the traditional weak spots from cable fittings and connectors have been overcome by the use of an integral moulded cable.

The IncOder range offers a choice of 8 sizes from 75mm to 250mm; 6 different mechanical mounts; 8 measurement resolutions; 10 data outputs; 4 supply voltages and 4 connector options.

Exports now account for more than half of Zettlex revenues with recent sales to USA, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Romania, France and Germany.

IncOders are precision, non-contact, absolute angle measuring devices that use a unique inductive technique and may be considered as an inductive encoder. The sensors are suitable for precision measurements in harsh environments such as industrial, military and aerospace equipment - where electrical contacts, optical or capacitive sensors may prove unreliable or where traditional resolvers, synchros or Inductosyns are too bulky or expensive.

IncOders are specified for a wide variety of applications, including rotary joints & gimbals; actuator servos & motor encoders; electro-optic & infrared camera systems; heliostats & solar equipment; robotic arms & CNC machine tools; calibration equipment; light & heavy calibre weapons systems; targeting systems & range finders; antenna pointing devices & telescopes; packaging & laboratory automation; medical scanners & surgical equipment; cranes & telescopic manipulators. IncOders also have a solid track record in safety-related applications, including airborne equipment and weapons systems.

The new range is available at www.zettlex.com as well as through Zettlex's international resellers. For more information on the IncOder range, please contact Zettlex UK Ltd on 01223 874 444 or email info@zettlex.com

About Zettlex UK Ltd:
Zettlex is a sensors company. The company's range of sensors measure position or speed accurately and reliably, even in harsh conditions.
Zettlex designs and manufactures sensors; supplies sensor components and integrated circuits. The company offers bespoke sensor design and development for specific customer applications.
Unique technology and laminar, printed designs, enables Zettlex to manufacture sensors that have no contacts, no bearings, no delicate parts and zero maintenance.
Zettlex sells directly to OEMs and system integrators across a broad range of industry sectors. Applications include position measurement, servos, motor controls, and user interfaces. Around 50 per cent of the company's business is safety-related or safety-critical.
Zettlex is ISO 9001 and BS EN 13980 certified for the manufacture of electromagnetic sensors, including sensors for intrinsically safe (ATEX) environments.

For more information, contact :

Mark Howard
Zettlex UK Ltd
Newton Court, Town Street, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7PE UK
T: +44 (0) 1223 874 444
F: +44 (0) 1223 874 111

February 2013

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