How to Choose the Heidenhain Cables?
There are three types of cables.
VBK = Connecting cable
Cables that use the same type of connecting element at both ends, as well as cables with a free cable end, are referred to as connecting cables. This nomenclature applies regardless of whether the connecting elements are connectors or couplings and whether they are male or female, and so also applies to extension cables.
Example: 8-pin M12 connector with female contacts and an 8-pin M12 coupling with male contacts.
APK = Adapter cable
Cables with different connecting elements at each end are referred to as adapter cables.
Example: 8-pin M12 connector with female contacts and a 15-pin D-sub connector with male contacts.
AGK = Output cable
Output cables are assemblies that directly connect to the PCB connector of an encoder on one end and convert to a different connecting element system or a free cable end on the other.
Example: Rotary encoder cable assemblies for use inside the motor housing; for conversion from a PCB connector to a 9-pin M23 angle flange socket.
What is the cable length of HEIDENHAIN?
The length of a pre-assembled cable is the length between both connectors or cable ends.
The interfaces of the HEIDENHAIN encoders permit long cable lengths of up to 150 m in some cases.
How to choose the HEIDENHAIN encoder connectors?
Choosing the right connector for your HEIDENHAIN encoder depends on several factors, including the type of encoder, the application requirements, and the environment in which the encoder will be used.
HEIDENHAIN offers a range of connector options for their encoders, including:
D-sub connector: They are available with 9, 15, or 25 pins.
There are several reasons why it is important to choose original HEIDENHAIN cables and connectors for your encoder system:
More details about the Heidenhain Cable and Connectors, please refer to the catalog of HEIDENHAIN Cables and Connectors.