Incremental Encoder Has Ingestion Protection
Developed for long-lasting reliability despite frequent high-pressure chemical washdowns in demanding food and beverage applications, SICK’s DBS60I-W introduces the IP69K incremental encoder with added ingress protection thanks to a new, patented deflector shield.
The washdown encoder delivers all the high-resolution performance of the company’s DBS60 incremental encoder but in a robust IP69K-rated, 316L (V4A) stainless steel housing. The specially developed deflector shield is designed to protect the shaft seal from ingress of water and caustic chemicals during high-pressure washdown. As a result, the washdown encoder promises a long product life, protecting machine reliability and availability on food processing, bottling, and packaging lines.