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Miniature CANopen encoders with redundant Hall sensor

Measurement and sensor technology specialists FSG have developed the MH609y-II-CAN series of miniature rotary encoders for limited installation space. They are typically used e.g. for measuring axes in joysticks, command units or driving switches in construction machinery, ships, rail vehicles or other mobile applications.

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Measurement and sensor technology specialists FSG have developed the MH609y-II-CAN series of miniature rotary encoders for limited installation space. They are typically used e.g. for measuring axes in joysticks, command units or driving switches in construction machinery, ships, rail vehicles or other mobile applications. Despite a small diameter of 22.2 mm and a case that is less than 39 mm long, the lightweight encoders (80 g) come with an integrated redundant Hall sensor for detecting 0-360° angles and a CAN-Bus interface. Thanks to this dual measurement capability, the encoder is suitable even for safety-relevant applications. The sensor works with a resolution of 12 bit/360° and achieves a linearity of ±0.2% with a repeat accuracy of 0.1°. The CANopen protocol is used for signal output. The encoder is equipped with an 8-pole flat ribbon connection cable and can be installed via M10x0.75 central mounting. Because the magnetic measuring principle of the Hall sensors requires no mechanical contact, the encoder has a lifespan of at least 300 million cycles. Notably, the miniature encoder is also extremely robust: it features IP65 ingress protection, a housing made of seawater-resistant aluminum and a strong 6 mm shaft made from 1.4305 grade stainless steel. It is suitable for environmental temperatures from -40 °C to +80 °C. It is highly resilient against mechanical impact, with shock and vibration resistance of 25g over 6ms and 4g for 5-100 Hz sine frequencies, respectively. The encoder supports input voltages of 18-36 VDC and draws some 50 mA of current.

date: 2018-09-20 | characters: 1583 | download: document, picture 1

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Two in one: combined rotary encoder and inclinometer

Sensor technology specialist FSG has developed a rotary encoder for simultaneous angle and tilt measurement, for instance in draw-wire systems and cable drums.

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Sensor technology specialist FSG has developed a rotary encoder for simultaneous angle and tilt measurement, for instance in draw-wire systems and cable drums. The series MH64-II-CAN/Mems/GS65 magnetic multi-turn encoder features a redundant Hall sensor for measuring a maximum of 64 turns as well as a redundant single-axis inclinometer that detects tilt angles from 0° to 360°. Without internal gears, the sensor can also be used as a single-turn encoder. The rotary encoder and the inclination sensor both feature 14-bit signal resolution. Main target applications are construction machinery, reach stackers, mobile work platforms, as well as ship and harbor cranes. A CAN bus interface supports CANopen and the CANopen safety protocol for signal output. The sensor is therefore also suitable for safety applications. The GS65 housing provides IP67 ingress protection. It can be wired up or connected via M12 plug.

date: 2018-09-20 | characters: 917 | download: document, picture 1

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Low-cost two-axis tilt sensor for mobile machinery

efficient two-axis inclinometers from FSG’s PE-MEMS-x/y-i/GS60L series measure tilt angles of the x and y axes up to ±60°. Measured values for each inclination axis are transmitted via a 4 – 20 mA output.

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efficient two-axis inclinometers from FSG’s PE-MEMS-x/y-i/GS60L series measure tilt angles of the x and y axes up to ±60°. Measured values for each inclination axis are transmitted via a 4 – 20 mA output. Featuring a wear-free micro-electromechanical measuring system, a robust, IP67-rated plastic housing, and easy connection via a 4-pin M12 plug, the tilt sensor is ideally suited for use in mobile machinery. Typical applications include detecting inclinations of vehicle platforms or angular position measurement on boom arms of construction machinery. The 3000 digits/16 mA resolution and ±0,25° accuracy also enable it for many other applications. The operating temperature range is -30 °C to 70 °C. The sensor case with a 50 x 50 mm footprint is 35 mm high including the central M12 connector. It has four M4 screws holes for mounting.

date: 2018-09-20 | characters: 851 | download: document, picture 1

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InnoTrans exhibition: FSG presents modular traction/brake lever system

At this year’s InnoTrans trade fair, FSG Fernsteuergeräte presents the prototype of a traction/brake lever system based on a modular design. It features mechanically coupled components suitable to be combined in any way, enabling custom configurations for different requirements.

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At this year’s InnoTrans trade fair, FSG Fernsteuergeräte presents the prototype of a traction/brake lever system based on a modular design. It features mechanically coupled components suitable to be combined in any way, enabling custom configurations for different requirements. The main traction module with a deadman button is an extremely sturdy and durable lever with spring return. A built-in gear transmits the lever movements to a total of four mechanical couplings on the sides and the bottom of the lever module, which can be customized by fitting extra components for locking, braking, switching, and signal functions as required. The locking and braking module enables users to keep the traction lever fixed in adjustable positions at different angles. The switch module with forced-open cam switches serves to close or open contacts at freely adjustable switching points and lever angles. The signal module is used to monitor the lever position and provide analog or digital position signals. It is designed to accommodate any commercially available encoder attachment. The modular traction lever system is suitable for installation in all types of panels and can be mounted in a horizontal as well as a vertical orientation. FSG at InnoTrans Berlin, Germany, 18 – 21 September 2018 Hall 6.2, Stand 410

date: 2018-09-20 | characters: 1238 | download: document, picture 1

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Low-cost two-axis tilt sensor for mobile machinery

efficient two-axis inclinometers from FSG’s PE-MEMS-x/y-i/GS60L series measure tilt angles of the x and y axes up to ±60°. Measured values for each inclination axis are transmitted via a 4 – 20 mA output.

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efficient two-axis inclinometers from FSG’s PE-MEMS-x/y-i/GS60L series measure tilt angles of the x and y axes up to ±60°. Measured values for each inclination axis are transmitted via a 4 – 20 mA output. Featuring a wear-free micro-electromechanical measuring system, a robust, IP67-rated plastic housing, and easy connection via a 4-pin M12 plug, the tilt sensor is ideally suited for use in mobile machinery. Typical applications include detecting inclinations of vehicle platforms or angular position measurement on boom arms of construction machinery. The 3000 digits/16 mA resolution and ±0,25° accuracy also enable it for many other applications. The operating temperature range is -30 °C to 70 °C. The sensor case with a 50 x 50 mm footprint is 35 mm high including the central M12 connector. It has four M4 screws holes for mounting.

date: 2018-06-21 | characters: 851 | download: document, picture 1

FSG

Two in one: combined rotary encoder and inclinometer

Sensor technology specialist FSG has developed a rotary encoder for simultaneous angle and tilt measurement, for instance in draw-wire systems and cable drums.

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Sensor technology specialist FSG has developed a rotary encoder for simultaneous angle and tilt measurement, for instance in draw-wire systems and cable drums. The series MH64-II-CAN/Mems/GS65 magnetic multi-turn encoder features a redundant Hall sensor for measuring a maximum of 64 turns as well as a redundant single-axis inclinometer that detects tilt angles from 0° to 360°. Without internal gears, the sensor can also be used as a single-turn encoder. The rotary encoder and the inclination sensor both feature 14-bit signal resolution. Main target applications are construction machinery, reach stackers, mobile work platforms, as well as ship and harbor cranes. A CAN bus interface supports CANopen and the CANopen safety protocol for signal output. The sensor is therefore also suitable for safety applications. The GS65 housing provides IP67 ingress protection. It can be wired up or connected via M12 plug.

date: 2018-04-04 | characters: 917 | download: document, picture 1

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Low-cost universal encoder for safety applications

Introducing the MH64-II-CAN(MU) series of multi-turn encoders, sensor specialist FSG offers compact and cost-efficient sensors for angle detection in category PLd safety-critical applications. Enclosed in an aluminum housing, the device weighs no more than 160 grams. It is equipped with a redundant Hall sensor that can track up to 64 turns.

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Introducing the MH64-II-CAN(MU) series of multi-turn encoders, sensor specialist FSG offers compact and cost-efficient sensors for angle detection in category PLd safety-critical applications. Enclosed in an aluminum housing, the device weighs no more than 160 grams. It is equipped with a redundant Hall sensor that can track up to 64 turns. Due to its compact design, the sensor is suitable for applications in construction machinery, mobile work platforms, and for length measurements in draw-wire systems. A CAN bus interface supports CANopen and the CANopen safety protocol for signal output. Featuring internal signal monitoring and error detection, the sensor also qualifies for category PLd safety-critical applications. Alternatively, the sensor can use a 4 – 20 mA interface for safety category PLc. The IP67-protected encoder is suitable for ambient temperatures from -30 °C to +80 °C and features 25 g shock resistance as well as 4 g vibration resistance. The encoder can also be supplied as a single-turn variant. It can be wired up or connected via M12 plug.

date: 2018-03-14 | characters: 1072 | download: document, picture 1

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Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock award for the most innovative supplier goes to FSG

The industrial joystick series ST 2020 has earned FSG a prestigious supplier award from Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock in the coveted „Innovation“ category. Liebherr-MCCtec is the group’s maritime division that develops and manufactures ships, cranes, offshore cranes, reach stackers, and components for container cranes.

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The industrial joystick series ST 2020 has earned FSG a prestigious supplier award from Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock in the coveted „Innovation“ category. Liebherr-MCCtec is the group’s maritime division that develops and manufactures ships, cranes, offshore cranes, reach stackers, and components for container cranes. Thorsten Finke from FSG’s technical sales team accepted the award at Liebherr’s first maritime supplier day. FSG Fernsteuergeräte from Berlin, Germany, is a specialist in measuring and sensor technology for mobile applications. FSG closely cooperated with Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock for the development of the multifunctional joystick for crane and maritime applications. Central concerns included the robustness, ergonomics, functionality, and customizable configuration of the solution. At Liebherr’s request, the handle was designed for flexible adaptation to different requirements, including the free selection and placement of the control elements. The ST 2020 joystick platform’s handles accommodates up to 10 control elements such as buttons, dead man switches, rocker switches, and adjusting wheels. Even a miniature joystick at the top and a vibrator for tactile feedback may be integrated. The handles are available with left- or right-hand thumb rests. Further options include capacitive handle sensors and integrated heating. A customizable joint allows the handle to be connected to any handheld control unit. Featuring IP67 ingress protection with tightly sealed-off wire feedthroughs, these joysticks are even suitable for rugged applications outside an enclosed cabin. „We very much appreciate being recognized with this supplier award,“ says FSG co-CEO Christian Schulz. „Our entire team including me are proud to get such a seal of approval from a major customer like Liebherr for the development we have accomplished.“

date: 2018-03-07 | characters: 1849 | download: document, picture 1

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Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock award for the most innovative supplier goes to FSG

The industrial joystick series ST 2020 has earned FSG a prestigious supplier award from Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock in the coveted „Innovation“ category. Liebherr-MCCtec is the group’s maritime division that develops and manufactures ships, cranes, offshore cranes, reach stackers, and components for container cranes.

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The industrial joystick series ST 2020 has earned FSG a prestigious supplier award from Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock in the coveted „Innovation“ category. Liebherr-MCCtec is the group’s maritime division that develops and manufactures ships, cranes, offshore cranes, reach stackers, and components for container cranes. Thorsten Finke from FSG’s technical sales team accepted the award at Liebherr’s first maritime supplier day. FSG Fernsteuergeräte from Berlin, Germany, is a specialist in measuring and sensor technology for mobile applications. FSG closely cooperated with Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock for the development of the multifunctional joystick for crane and maritime applications. Central concerns included the robustness, ergonomics, functionality, and customizable configuration of the solution. At Liebherr’s request, the handle was designed for flexible adaptation to different requirements, including the free selection and placement of the control elements. The ST 2020 joystick platform’s handles accommodates up to 10 control elements such as buttons, dead man switches, rocker switches, and adjusting wheels. Even a miniature joystick at the top and a vibrator for tactile feedback may be integrated. The handles are available with left- or right-hand thumb rests. Further options include capacitive handle sensors and integrated heating. A customizable joint allows the handle to be connected to any handheld control unit. Featuring IP67 ingress protection with tightly sealed-off wire feedthroughs, these joysticks are even suitable for rugged applications outside an enclosed cabin. „We very much appreciate being recognized with this supplier award,“ says FSG co-CEO Christian Schulz. „Our entire team including me are proud to get such a seal of approval from a major customer like Liebherr for the development we have accomplished.“ ?

date: 2018-03-07 | characters: 1849 | download: document, picture 1

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Versatile industrial joystick with multifunctional handle

Introducing the new type 2020 industrial joystick for construction machinery, measuring and sensor technology expert FSG Fernsteuergeräte enables very comfortable and flexible operating and assembly concepts. The product allows for a wide range of functions to be integrated according to customer specifications.

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Introducing the new type 2020 industrial joystick for construction machinery, measuring and sensor technology expert FSG Fernsteuergeräte enables very comfortable and flexible operating and assembly concepts. The product allows for a wide range of functions to be integrated according to customer specifications. Featuring IP67 ingress protection, this joystick provides for ergonomic manual control of equipment in harsh environments, even outside an enclosed cabin. It is also suitable for various applications in the railway and shipping industries. The 2020 handle can accommodate a vibrator and up to 11 control elements such as buttons, a dead man switch, rocker switches, adjusting wheels, and a miniature joystick at the top – very versatile options for users to select functions, confirm inputs, and move with precision. Customers can freely define the placement of buttons and switches on the handle. Left- and right-hand thumb rest versions are available. Optionally, the manufacturer will integrate a capacitive handle sensor and heating. A customizable joint allows the handle to be connected to any hand-held control unit.

date: 2018-02-27 | characters: 1136 | download: document, picture 1

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Sensor specialist FSG opens new plant

FSG Fernsteuergeräte from Berlin, a measurement and sensor technology manufacturer, has opened its fourth location in nearby Königs Wusterhausen on 23 June 2017. Founded in 1946, the growing company pools its entire production including a paint shop and a training workshop there. 60 production staff are employed at the new location.

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FSG Fernsteuergeräte from Berlin, a measurement and sensor technology manufacturer, has opened its fourth location in nearby Königs Wusterhausen on 23 June 2017. Founded in 1946, the growing company pools its entire production including a paint shop and a training workshop there. 60 production staff are employed at the new location. The premises span 44,000 square meters. The company invested 5.5 million euros for the construction of two production halls with a total shop floor of 3,000 m? and a 1,350 m? administrative building that integrates canteens and changing rooms. „In addition to our three existing sites in Berlin, Heppenheim and Kablow, we chose this new location because of its excellent access to the motorway and our previous positive experiences with the city – part of our development, production and assembly has been situated here for 25 years,“ says co-CEO Carsten Schulz. The construction of a new plant to enlarge production capacities was necessitated by a growing demand for high-quality products from FSG. FSG produces sensors for various industrial sectors, among them the rail, ship and crane industries.

date: 2017-08-09 | characters: 1136 | download: document, picture 1, picture 2

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More than redundant: Special encoder with three separate measuring systems

Berlin – Sensor specialist FSG presents the new special magnetic encoder series MH680-III-MU-G which provides maximum reliability through multiple redundancy. The single-turn encoder is equipped with three electrically isolated Hall measuring systems to meet even the most demanding requirements in safety-related applications, i.e. in cases where redundant signals for monitoring do not suffice or additional signal outputs are needed to visualize the process.

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Berlin – Sensor specialist FSG presents the new special magnetic encoder series MH680-III-MU-G which provides maximum reliability through multiple redundancy. The single-turn encoder is equipped with three electrically isolated Hall measuring systems to meet even the most demanding requirements in safety-related applications, i.e. in cases where redundant signals for monitoring do not suffice or additional signal outputs are needed to visualize the process. The device enclosures are manufactured from Hart-Coat aluminium and provide corrosion, shock and vibration resistance. Thanks to their wide temperature range of -30 °C to +80 °C and IP67 ingress protection they are suitable for even the most demanding environments. The new encoder features a resolution of 14 bit and covers a measuring range of 0-360°. Signal output is provided per channel via a 4-20 mA current interface. FSG provides each channel with its own membrane keypad for signal setting, therefore allowing for independent calibration of every signal output.

date: 2017-05-03 | characters: 1 | download: document, picture 1

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Miniature CANopen encoders with redundant Hall sensor

Berlin – Measurement and sensor technology specialists FSG have developed the MH609y-II-CAN series of miniature rotary encoders for limited installation space. They are typically used e.g. for measuring axes in joysticks, command units or driving switches in construction machinery, ships, rail vehicles or other mobile applications.

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Berlin – Measurement and sensor technology specialists FSG have developed the MH609y-II-CAN series of miniature rotary encoders for limited installation space. They are typically used e.g. for measuring axes in joysticks, command units or driving switches in construction machinery, ships, rail vehicles or other mobile applications. Despite a small diameter of 22.2 mm and a case that is less than 39 mm long, the lightweight encoders (80 g) come with an integrated redundant Hall sensor for detecting 0-360° angles and a CAN-Bus interface.

Thanks to this dual measurement capability, the encoder is suitable even for safety-relevant applications. The sensor works with a resolution of 12 bit/360° and achieves a linearity of ±0.2% with a repeat accuracy of 0.1°. The CANopen protocol is used for signal output. The encoder is equipped with an 8-pole flat ribbon connection cable and can be installed via M10x0.75 central mounting.

Because the magnetic measuring principle of the Hall sensors requires no mechanical contact, the encoder has a lifespan of at least 300 million cycles. Notably, the miniature encoder is also extremely robust: it features IP65 ingress protection, a housing made of seawater-resistant aluminum and a strong 6 mm shaft made from 1.4305 grade stainless steel. It is suitable for environmental temperatures from -40 °C to +80 °C. It is highly resilient against mechanical impact, with shock and vibration resistance of 25g over 6ms and 4g for 5-100 Hz sine frequencies, respectively. The encoder supports input voltages of 18-36 VDC and draws some 50 mA of current.

date: 2017-02-21 | characters: 1583 | download: document, picture 1

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Foundation stone laid for new FSG plant in Zernsdorf: Time capsule buried in foundation

Berlin – Seven weeks after the groundbreaking ceremony, Berlin-based measuring and sensor technology specialists FSG Fernsteuergeräte have laid the foundation for two new production plants in nearby Königs Wusterhausen. The ceremonial laying of the foundation stone took place on 17th August in the presence of CEOs Klaus and Car…

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Berlin – Seven weeks after the groundbreaking ceremony, Berlin-based measuring and sensor technology specialists FSG Fernsteuergeräte have laid the foundation for two new production plants in nearby Königs Wusterhausen. The ceremonial laying of the foundation stone took place on 17th August in the presence of CEOs Klaus and Carsten Schulz. As a good luck charm, a time capsule was included in the foundation. It contained a newspaper of the day, a brief history of the company, some coins and a potentiometer, which is a typical FSG product. The ceremony officially kicked off the shell and building construction. Following the construction of the steel structure for the two production halls, the interior work has begun in September. The buildings will be completed in March 2017 and will then be the fourth location of the 70-year-old company. FSG plans to move all production facilities, including a paint shop and training workshop, to the new premises on their 44,000 m² plot. They are investing EUR 5.5 million into the new buildings in the Zernsdorf district of the city. The two production halls provide 1500 m² of floor space each. They are complemented by another 1350 m² building for administrative use, the company cafeteria, and changing rooms for 60 employees. The new plant will give FSG enhanced production capacities to meet increasing demand for their high-quality products. The medium-sized, family-owned company manufactures sensors primarily for the rail industry as well as for ships and cranes

date: 2016-10-04 | characters: 1514 | download: document, picture 1

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New tilt sensor with shock compensation for a measuring range up to ±60 °

Berlin – Sensor specialist FSG presents new PE-MEMS…/GS70 series tilt angle sensors for monitoring the inclination of construction machinery and measuring tilt angles on ship platforms, working platforms or oil and gas rigs. The two-axis devices feature the proven MEMS technology (micro-electromecha…

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date: 2016-05-17 | characters: 1016 | download: document, picture 1

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Sensor technology expert FSG opens US branch

Berlin – German measuring and sensor technology expert FSG has established its first foreign branch office in the United States. A wholly-owned subsidiary based in Freeport, Maine, FSG Sensors Inc. has started operations in July 2015, providing technical support and supplying FSG products to customers in the US.

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date: 2016-01-07 | characters: 1140 | download: document, picture 1

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