Hengstler offers a series of incremental and absolute encoders in compact size that provide the ruggedness of big magnetic ring kit encoders. Choose from a growing line of Heavy Duty encoders designed for reliable operation in extraordinary environments. Hengstler Heavy Duty encoders provide you with the best solution for applications with extreme requirements.

Heavy duty encoders ideally offer more robust technologies, avoiding moving parts such as gears, glass disc or sensitive components like batteries. A fully magnetic and electronic technology provides the necessary mechanical robustness and reliability. Combined with over-dimensioned bearings mechanical loads of more than 300N can be achieved radially and axially. The protection class is important to prevent water or humidity leaking into the devices causing malfunction of the electronic. IP67 might be sufficient in many applications, but IP69k offers protection even for applications where the encoder is emerged in water.