New Stairlift, Encoder New offerings focus on ruggedness.
New offerings focus on ruggedness.
Sarasota, Florida-based Harmar has announced the Pinnacle SL300 straight stairlift. Its features include no required maintenance (thanks to a nylon-polymer worm gear and gear rack), compact dimensions, 40 trips on a fully charged battery and an option for an automatic/mechanical folding rail. It can lift 300 lb. on its simplified chassis. Operated with a hand control swivel, the device moves at 20 fpm, and has an oversized footrest and a 90° seat swivel with interlock for safer entry and exit.
Motor Feedback Encoder
Kübler’s new Sendix S36 motor feedback encoder is designed to be compact and sturdy, being particularly resistant to shock and vibration. Its interfaces include BiSS, BiSS Safety, and single-cable solutions BiSS Line and SCS open link. The multiple choices are intended to prevent the electrical interface from being a limiting factor. An available taper or blind hollow shaft with different torque stops is available for standardization. Kübler says its connector “makes sure that the connectors on the encoder cannot come loose, even in harsh and rough environments,” and positively blocked bearings can withstand installation errors and compensate for shaft loads due to, for example, thermal expansion or vibrations. The product won first place in “The Automation Award” at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, where visitors voted for their favorite.