The 3650 and 3670 Series of encoders measure absolute position magnetically rather than optically, opening many applications that had previously been off limits to absolute encoders. They have a longer service life and higher reliability than potentiometers or commercial-grade encoders, andare resistant to humidity and condensation. The IP69K protection rating and temperature range from –40 to 85°C makes them suitable for outside use. The die-cast housing lets the encoders withstand >500-g shock and >30-g vibration. The compact design and blind hollow shaft up to 10 mm lets the unit mount in space-restricted locations. Magnet configurations support suitable measuring ranges from 45 to 360° as needed. Integrated LEDs for reference-point detection help startup and simplify fault diagnostics during maintenance.

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