Absolute Encoders with CANopen output signal measure positions accurately. With the series of type EGD 50 …. the Dr. E. Horn GmbH & Co. KG presents an encoder which detects by a non-contact magnetic sensor element the position of drives over 360 °. This encoder is specifically designed for the detection of rotational movements in mechanical engineering and provides a linearity of ± 0.3 ° over a wide temperature range. Designs with up to 3 separate signal outputs as CANopen (DS-401 V 4:01) and 4 … 20 mA are available. For the signal outputs cable lengths of up to 500 m can be used with a minimal wiring. A CiA software certificate for the CANopen protocol is available. The housing shape and the shaft connection is executable according to the customer’s demands. This technology offers a robust design and an excellent price-performance ratio.