Pepperl+Fuchs has mounted its latest CVM42H absolute encoders in a stainless steel housing, flange and shaft, which the company says makes them suitable for use in harsh environments. The encoders utilize magnetic sampling to deliver 24 bit resolution position value through the CANopen protocol, and are available with an IP66, IP68 or IP69K environmental rating. The company claims they have an axial and radial shaft load capacity up to 270N, and are vibration resistant to 30g and shock resistant to 300g. They are rated for use in operating temperatures from -40°C to +85°C.