Encoder Inspection Device Supports Multiple Serial Interfaces

Heidenhain’s PWT 100 is a compact, stand-alone inspection device used for checking the function and adjustment of the company’s encoders.

Heidenhain’s PWT 100 is a compact, stand-alone inspection device used for checking the function and adjustment of the company’s encoders. The device provides a 4.3" touchscreen used for display and operation along with support for multiple serial interfaces such as EnDat 2.2, FANUC Serial Interface, Mitsubishi High Speed Interface and Panasonic Serial Interface. Additional feedback options, along with incremental signals, will become available in the future through software expansions and firmware updates, the company says.

The PWT 100 supports a variety of functions depending on the encoder or the interface. For encoders with EnDat interface, for example, the device is capable of displaying position values, enabling the user to read out the online diagnostics, shift datums and other inspection functions. 

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