Three design elements make these encoders ideal for harsh applications; they utilize magnetic technology, they use considerably oversized bearings, and they are tightly sealed around the shaft to resist liquid ingress. Using a magnet instead of light increases the encoder’s resistance to shock, vibration, and moisture tremendously. The encoder also uses labyrinth seals around the shaft to meet stringent IP69k ratings. It also measures only 32 mm in height, making it compact and saving space when machine dimensions are critical. Customers wanting to upgrade from existing fragile optical encoders (which typically use glass discs) will benefit from the numerous communication options available on the encoder.