SCANCON Encoders has introduced its newly tested SCH68SUB model, an encoder designed specifically for subsea operations.
In recent years, exploration and production companies have focused on designing and installing subsea facilities, but one of the many difficulties they encountered was the inability of encoders to work in the subsea environment unless housed in a pressurized container. Recognizing the need for an encoder that could operate in this harsh ocean environment, Scancon developed the SCH68SUB, which it said is the industry’s first heavy-duty encoder for use in subsea operations.
The SCH68SUB is designed and has been tested for offshore applications that require operation at water depths now down to 6,000 meters. The SCH68SUB does not require a pressurized container. The SCH68SUB is a magnetic incremental encoder offering an ø 20 mm or ø 1 inch hollow bore, resolution of 2048 ppr, and an environmental rating of IP68/IP69K. The SCH68SUB is suited for use in subsea robotics, ROVs and other seafloor applications that require motion control or position feedback.
Operation at water depths to – 6,000 meters / 600 BAR
IP68 / IP69K
Small footprint - Ø 68mm
High resolution - 2048 ppr
Hollow shaft options: ø 20mm and ø 1 inch
“Seawater-proof” 22 micron Anodization