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Avtron AV45 Encoders – Replacement for
Avtron M4 Encoders
So many times in this industry I see new products brought out that
are touted to be “better” than the products they replaced. But for
many of us, “how do you improve a round wheel?”
However that is exactly what the boys at Avtron Industrial
Automation have done with the new AV45 encoders. The AV45 encoder
replaces and upgrades the old M4 encoders. Engineered Lifting
Systems had been using the Avtron M4 encoder anywhere when the
customer needed reliable and consistent performance on overhead
cranes and other applications over the last 8 years. We found the M4
to be rock solid, so of course we have been reluctant to switch over
to the new AV45.
This AV45 is monitoring a hoist motor in a Class F application.
Over the last year we have started placing the AV45s into service in
the same type of applications that we would have used an M4
previously. They have already proved that these new encoders from
Avtron are even better than the old units, providing features that
improve the performance and reliability. New larger bearings,
improved sealing, Ready/fault light (Fault-Check), coupled with
solid electronic construction and a new flexible mounting chassis
make this a “go-to” encoder.
Click on the pictures for a larger view.
These photos are of a
stock AV45 from our inventory.
Here is a recently shipped Bridge drive that uses
encoder feedback for the Magnetek Static Simulation Bridge
Static Simulation Case Study
These Avtron encoders are to be trusted in the worst
environment and application. If you have an application and
need some help with mounting or encoder selection please
give us a call at
866-756-1200. Please see our webpage for more applications!