Fully manual format adjustment does not meet the standards for quality, reproducibility and traceability required by many applications. One solution is to add digital position displays. However, in many instances these displays are battery-powered. The Federal Environmental Agency estimates that 65,000 tonnes of device batteries are placed on the market in Germany alone every year. These batteries may contain toxic heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium and lead.
The SeGMo-Assist digital position display is an environmentally friendly choice as its electrical parts are maintenance-free. It comprises an integrated multiturn absolute rotary encoder that does not require a backup battery. Dispensing with battery replacement translates into both ecological and economic advantages with reduced operating costs as unscheduled system downtimes due to insufficient power supply to the position displays are not needed.