BEI encoders were being used in a custom installation
where 20 encoders regulated the opening and closing of
roof sections on a domed stadium.
Everything worked fine for about a year. Then the
stadium maintenance crew began to notice that when
it rained and for a relatively short period afterwards,
the system went bonkers for awhile and then returned
back to normal afterwards. What was going on?
Answer: Close inspection of the cable assemblies to
encoders revealed a "home-built appearance" with a
neoprene boot protecting the cable connections. The
neoprene had cracked as it was subjected to intense
sunlight. Once the customer replaced these cables with
BEI custom cables (with a UV rated overmolded
backshell), the problem was solved.
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and experience in encoder systems and they are happy
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