RLS was founded in December 1989 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Its name stands for "Rotary and Linear Motion Sensors". At first, the company focused on providing solutions for a wide field of motion control and metrology applications. From 2000 on, however, the company began to specialize in the design and manufacture of magnetic encoders and components for supply to industrial clients and distributors worldwide.
Currently, RLS designs, produces and supplies advanced rotary and linear motion sensors to meet growing global market demands. The development process for a customized solution begins with selecting the appropriate standard product and defining the extent of desired changes.
A wide variety of adjustments is possible including physical size and shape, communication protocols, connectors, degree of environmental protection etc. During the whole process the engineers are able to advise on what solutions worked well for similar applications in the past and how cost reductions can be achieved.
Depending on the agreed final specification, this approach enables the significant reduction of development time, while at the same time offers an extremely competitive solution to different customers.
"Over the last few decades we worked closely with partners from a broad range of industries. From heavy machinery, advanced surgical and collaborative robots, aerospace and submarine applications to one of the largest solar power plants in the world, our encoders comply with even the toughest requirements", writes the company’s website.
LATEST issue 1/2021
The thermal characteristic of the protected object is crucial; for example the electric cable, the wiring harness or the semiconductor switch in the connected control unit. Instead of safety fuses or electro-magnetically triggered mechanical contacts, electronic fuses contain semiconductor switches along with their control logic including protective and diagnostic functions