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New Factory and Sales building plus 10 years celebration.

New FactoryWhat started out small has by now gained considerable momentum: “Kübler India Automation Pvt.”, a 100% subsidiary of Kübler Group, Germany.
In addition to the 10 years celebration, this year's program also included the inauguration of a brand new Factory and Sales building in Chakan, Pune.
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Innovative Shaft Copying System Development Cooperation between Kübler and Variotech

KublerThe Kübler Group is one of the leading specialists worldwide for position and motion sensors, slip rings and further transmission products as well as for counters. Kübler has now entered into a development cooperation with the Austrian company Variotech, which is regarded as a specialist for elevator electronics. Together they have developed an innovative solution for absolute shaft copying (LEB / LES).
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Maximum flexibility and minimum delivery time for Sendix incremental encoders.

24one encoderWhatever the application, the optimal encoder must both allow easy, error-free and fast installation and have the appropriate resolution and interface. Moreover, the encoders must be particularly robust in order to operate reliably even in harsh environments.
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1st place for the new Kübler Sendix S36 motor feedback systems

Receiving AwardWith an impressive 31.9% of all votes, Kübler achieved 1st place for the new Sendix S36 motor feedback systems.
The Automation Award is the most important prize in the automation industry and is presented annually at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in Nuremberg.
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Kübler belongs to Germany’s 25 most innovative medium-sized companies!

Innovation MarathonAccording to the prestigious “Wirtschaftswoche” (issue 46/2017), one of Germany´s top business magazines, the Kübler Group in Villingen-Schwenningen belongs to the 25 most innovative medium-sized companies in 2017. Kübler is one of the leading specialist worldwide for position and motion sensors, slip rings and further transmission products as well as for counters. On behalf of the “Wirtschaftswoche” the Munich Strategy Group (MSG) evaluated over 3,500 companies regarding their innovation strength.  
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Kübler opens an Engineering Solution Centre in Berlin

Engineering DiagramThe Kübler Group in Villingen-Schwenningen Germany has established an Engineering Solution Center in Berlin. The core objective of the new team, managed Bernhard Hiller, an experienced Engineering Manager with more than 20 years of experience in the encoder business. The new team will focus on new innovative products and customer solutions in the area of smart bearing less encoder systems, magnet rings and related products, mainly for motor applications. Customers can benefit from a high expertise in fast signal processing, FPGA-based solutions for very high encoder signal quality and a wide knowledge in Soft and Hardware expertise.
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Bearingless miniature encoders with magnetic ring and reading head

Bearingless Miniature EncodersWhat can be done when installation space is insufficient even for a miniature encoder? The bearingless measuring systems presented here solve the problem and allow slim motor design.

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Future-Proof Solutions: Motor feedback systems and single-cable solution

Future-Proof SolutionsMore compact, more efficient, more powerful, these are the demands posed on the drive manufacturers. This entails a new challenge also for the sensors. A new motor feedback encoder product family based on a platform helps designers to save costs.

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Platform for Robust Sensors

Platform for Robust SensorsThe encoders of the modular Sendix Plus range are designed for inhospitable conditions. These sensors are for example suitable for fire trucks and wind turbines. Largely dimensioned ball bearings improve the resistance to shocks and vibrations.
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Does The Sensor Have To Go Into The Cloud?

Does The Sensor Have To Go Into The Cloud?Intelligent sensor networks form the backbone of the IIot. Focus is set on networking at all levels. Kubler is convinced that encoders will play a key role and illustrates already today how theory turns into practice.
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Absolute and Safe Positioning

Absolute and Safe PositioningNew standards apply since September 2017 for all passenger and cargo elevators. Focus is set on increased safety for elevator users, installers, inspection personnel and service technicians. The demands placed on the elevators industry have increased accordingly. The automation specialist Kubler is the right partner here.

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The Right Turn

The Right TurnEncoders can become key elements in smart decentralized drive systems. And if encoders themselves become smart, they can increase further the performance of such systems.
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Energy and Data Transmission With Slip Rings

Energy and Data TransmissionNewly developed slip ring generations such as the ones presented here can meet the increasing requirements for use with Industrial Ethernet and IIoT.

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Slip Rings with Integrated Sensors

Slip Rings with Integrated SensorsModern food industry production facilities are no longer what they still were 10-15 years ago. Their degree of automation is increasing. Work processes and complete facilities are increasingly networked with each other and with the outside world.
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Absolute Shaft Copying: Linear measuring system for 100% slip-free measurement

Absolute Shaft CopyingThe sensors manufacturer Kubler has been supplying for many years encoders to the major players of the elevators industry. The concept "everything from one source" led Kubler to develop a new linear measuring system for absolute shaft copying.

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Ethernet Elegantly Transmitted

Ethernet Elegantly TransmittedSlip rings have in no way served their time in the "IIoT" era - on the contrary. In the digitally networked production too, slip rings supply rotating plant elements - such as e.g. rotary indexing machines - with electrical power and transmit control signals and data, often also in combination with liquids and gases.

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Future-Proof Motor Feedback Systems

Future-Proof Motor Feedback SystemsCompactness, efficiency and performance are the omnipresent requirements of the machinery and plant engineering industry. This applies to the drives technology too. With its new motor feedback systems, Kubler offers drive manufacturers a futureproof and flexible sensor solution.
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Small, Smart, Round: New Motor Feedback Encoders

New Motor Feedback EncodersKubler's new motor feedback encoders are based on a platform offering great advantages: reduction of the number of motor variants, standardization of the mechanical installation, favorable valueadded chain and many electrical interfaces.

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How Important Are IO-Link and OPC-UA for Encoders?

IO-Link and OPC-UA for EncodersWhat seemed impossible yesterday has now become reality. We are talking of the Smart Factory. Focus is set on intelligent networking at all levels. But which components will be directly affected?

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Interfaces Are No Longer An Issue

Interfaces Are No Longer An IssueAlways more compact, more efficient, more powerful, these are the demands posed on the drive manufacturers. The drive technology is undergoing radical change, and this entails a new challenge also for the sensors.

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Motor Feedback Encoders

Motor Feedback EncodersThe drive technology is undergoing radical change. Always more compact, more efficient, more powerful, these are the demands posed on the drive manufacturers. This entails a new challenge also for the sensors. Kubler managed, with its new motor feedback encoders product family, to offer a future-proof and flexible sensors solution.

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Encoder Integration In IIoT: Must Sensor Data Be Sent Into The Cloud?

Encoder Integration In IIoTIntelligent sensor networks are the backbone of the IIoT. Focus is set on networking at all levels. But which components will be directly affected? Kubler is convinced that encoders will play a key role and illustrates already today how theory turns into practice.
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Draw Wire Systems With Integrated Inclinometer

Draw Wire Systems With Integrated InclinometerKubler's newly developed draw wire systems C100 and D125 will from now on allow length and inclination measurement with one single device. The plastic housing, the high IP67 protection level and the wide temperature range of -40 to +85 °C ensure confident and long service life in outdoor applications.

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Sensor Fusion: Combination of draw wire sensor and inclinometer

Sensor FusionMobile cranes, reach stackers, telehandlers and similar mobile work machines generally use draw wire sensors to define the position of the telescopic boom. In addition, information about boom inclination is of crucial importance for safe vehicle operation. Kubler now combines these sensors in one single housing.

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Lived Innovation

Lived InnovationThe Kubler Group is mainly known for its know-how in the field of encoders. But its expertise meanwhile extended far beyond that. The South German manufacturer presented at a press conference among others a linear measuring system, robust inclinometers and an innovative feedback system for servomotors.

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Touching the Nerve Industrial Ethernet Encoders with OPC-UA Interface

OPC-UA InterfaceIntelligent networking at all levels is the focus of the so-called Smart Factory. The question is: which components are directly concerned? One thing is clear: nothing will work without sensors, since they are providing all the necessary information.

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The Right Inclination For Higher Yield

The Right Inclination For Higher YieldSun lovers know that the perfect angle to the sun is important for perfect tanning results. Exactly the same applies in the solar industry. The solar modules generate the most solar power when they are optimally positioned in relation to the sun. This is made possible, among others, thanks to smart sensors.

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Encoders With Functional Safety

Encoders With Functional SafetyThe communication between the encoder and the processing unit is a decisive factor for the interference-free and reliable control of machines and plants. This leads repeatedly to the question of the suitable interface for every application.

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Safety Non-Stop: Safe motion and positioning

Safety Non-StopWhen a machine is in operation, the highest priority in its immediate environment is: Safety ?rst. Kubler explains how this can be achieved with SIL2/PLd and SIL3/PLecertified encoders and safety modules used to process the data they provide.

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More Efficiency For Drive Regulation: Optical encoders as the standard for gearless drives

More Efficiency For Drive RegulationKubler's optical Sendix 5873 singleturn encoders in their Motor-Line version have been designed especially for mounting on gearless drive systems. Moreover, these singleturn encoders are suitable for use in safety-oriented applications.

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Drive Control In Special Applications

Drive Control In Special ApplicationsEncoders are classical WAP sensors for the acquisition of dynamic processes. They are indispensable especially in applications with rotationally symmetrical drives such as motors. In this context, tight mounting space can make their use complicated, and, on the other hand, mechanical features such as direct drive or mechanical structures must be taken into consideration.

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When Things Get Tough

When Things Get ToughAdvantages such as a new magnet technology make the encoders of Kubler's Sendix M36 series very attractive for all kinds of construction machines. This is also reflected in an extremely robust variant for toughest applications.
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One Step Better: Powerful encoder use in continuously variable tractor transmissions

One Step BetterAgricultural machines apply their power and performances with highest precision and accurate dosage. The suitable drive technology ensures the stepless "sensitivity." Within a servo actuator, Kubler encoders help the used CVT gearboxes to make the defined high-torque motion sequences even smoother.

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Adaptable Miniature Encoders

Adaptable Miniature EncodersWith a diameter of only 24 mm, the optical 2400/2420 encoders are the ideal position sensors especially for tight installation spaces. They belong to the miniature encoder portfolio of the manufacturer Kubler, who has been following for years the trend towards compact designs and is developing and manufacturing compact sensors.

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When Things Get Tight: Particularly slim absolute encoders with multiturn function

When Things Get TightThe encoder solution is a crucial element for the compactness of a drive. This is why the sensors specialist Kubler is currently developing especially for the drive technology one of the slimmest absolute encoders with multiturn function of the market.

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Consistent Communication: Expanded Industrial Ethernet encoder family

Consistent CommunicationThe terms "fourth industrial revolution" or "Industry 4.0" describe mainly the integration of Internet technologies in industrial production processes or, in other words, the merging of the IT world with industrial applications.

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Industrial Ethernet encoders as a key component of tomorrow's industry

Industrial Ethernet EncodersThe terms "fourth industrial revolution" or "Industry 4.0" describe mainly the integration of Internet technologies in industrial production processes or, in other words: the merging or the IT world with industrial applications. On the way to this goal, continuous communication via Ethernet plays a major role at field level.

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Encoders and More

Encoders and MoreNo question, with 10 percent market share, the Kubler Company is mainly popular for its encoders. But this company has a lot more in stock.

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Good Bye Unbalance: Slip rings convince with safe industrial Ethernet communication

Good Bye UnbalanceData rates in the high gigabit range are on the agenda of modern machines. In order to keep pace with this trend, Kubler relies on Industrial Ethernet in its new slip rings. Read how significant performance improvements can be achieved this way.

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SPS IPC Drives Forerunner

SPS IPC Drives ForerunnerKubler, a manufacturer of position and motion sensors, presents at the SPS IPC Drives fair that will take place end of November 2015 in Nuremberg special encoders for the drive technology and a new generation of Ethernet encoders. automation presents these new developments already today.
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Speaking the Language of Tomorrow

Speaking the Language of TomorrowOn the way to Industry 4.0, continuous communication via Ethernet plays a major role at field level. Future-proof and cost-effective solutions are requested. So Kubler is complementing its Industrial Ethernet encoder family - which speaks now, besides Profinet and Ethercat, also Ethernet/IP.

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Impressive When Things Get Tough: Extremely robust magnetic multiturn encoder

Impressive When Things Get ToughMobile automation, wind power plants and maritime applications place particularly high demands on sensors. They must withstand temperature fluctuations, dust, humidity as well as shocks and vibrations.
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Acting on the Costs: Position and motion sensors for wind power plants

Acting on the CostsIn order to increase the profitability of wind power plants, the components used in them must become more cost-efficient - this also applies to the sensors. Nevertheless, quality shall in no case suffer from this.
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New Encoder Variants

New Encoder VariantsIndustrial Ethernet is increasingly imposing itself as the communication standard in automation technology. The goal is to achieve vertical integration - that is to say, one single calculator core from the supervisor level up to the industrial production plants - in order to be able to control any piece of equipment.

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Open and Communicative

Open and CommunicativeOver 300 drive technology component manufacturers use the IPs, the service and the practical tools of the open source interface BiSS. This bus-capable interface has been on the market for twelve years now and evolved into the real-time standard of this branch.
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Outstanding Contacts: Slip rings for packaging, filling and labeling

Outstanding ContactsResealable sausage packages, a zipper on the grated cheese bag, orange juice pockets with screw caps or PET instead of glass: all these innovations are intended to make our lives easier. The packaging industry is currently undergoing profound changes, which are affecting entire areas of the automation sector.

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Options for Rotations: Compact, robust and safe encoders cover a wide field of applications

Options for RotationsDepending on the application sector and on the state of the standardization, requirements for sensors, and therefore for encoders, differ throughout the world. However, all products should show specific characteristics: compactness, cost-effectiveness, resistance to external influences and safe operation.

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Self-Powered Encoders For Outdoor Use

Self-Powered Encoders For Outdoor UseIn mobile cranes, components are often subjected to tough conditions. Besides their robustness, encoders intended for this application have to show further advantages. With its magnetic technology, a new series promises cost-effective and reliable operation.

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Encoders, Draw Wire Systems and Inclinometers

Encoders, Draw Wire Systems and InclinometersThe exact control and monitoring of positions in machines require highly-accurate position information: the sensors used to this purpose must in the same time be cost-effective, have a robust construction and the highest measurement repetition rate possible.

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Hygiene-Compatible Components: Encapsulated slip rings in packaging machines for the food processing industry

Hygiene-Compatible ComponentsMany applications use slip rings to transmit data and energy from a fixed to a rotating machine element. The must be as fast-rotating and low-maintenance as possible. In addition, if they are used in the food processing industry, they have to meet the hygienic requirements.

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Certified SIL Encoders, Safety Modules and Service Packages

Certified SIL Encoders, Safety Modules and Service PackagesWith its second functional safety technology generation and a mature portfolio of encoders, modules and services, Kubler is starting a journey in everyday industry of the future.

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Functional and Safe: Certified encoders, safety modules and service packages

Functional and SafeThe new safety product line from Kubler is modular for simple integration and device programming is easy to master. The Safety-M series can and will continue to expand.

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BiSS With Prospects: Why the BiSS interface is setting new standards in drive technology

BiSS With ProspectsTwelve years ago, the BiSS protocol was presented as an open-source interface in the automation technology. The goal was to achieve a fast bidirectional sensor-actuator communication. Only now BiSS managed to impose itself on the market, becoming the real-time standard of this sector. Why?

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Safety Designed For The Future

Safety Designed For The FutureNew scalable safety products by Kubler will offer perfect safety also in the next modernization or extension phase of a machine.

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No matter whether wet or dry operation, long live the contact!

Long Live The ContactLabeling, filling, cleaning: all these operations are daily routine for the operators of a beverage bottling plant. But a broad trend towards individual packaging forms leads to increasingly frequent production changes and fast cycle times on machines and plants, and therefore to specific processes using individual parameters for every single object.

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Completely Or Not At All

Completely Or Not At AllKubler presents, with its incremental Sendix Atex / IECEX 71XX encoders a new range of very robust explosion-proof encoders with field bus technology. These encoders are approved at European level for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. ke NEXT interviewed Arnold Hettich, Product Manager at Kubler, about the strengths and possible applications of this new series.

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Durable Connection: Safety-oriented bellows couplings for encoders

Durable ConnectionThe connection between the axis of the application and the encoder is crucial for an accurate measurement and long service life when measuring speed and position. But, when talking about functional safety, also the mechanical connection plays a significant role.

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Made-To-Measure Safety

Made-To-Measure SafetyModernizing machines often requires adapting the safety technology. A modularly designed scalable safety system allows creating safety solutions that will grow together with the respective tasks.

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Safe Connections: Safe motion and bellows couplings for encoders

Safe ConnectionsKubler has announced a product offering for the second half of this year. Alongside the encoders offered there are also, in focus, the bellows couplings, as a security module for the speed and position acquisition, between the motor and the encoder. The Safety-M module was developed in co-operation with Bihl+Wiedemann.

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Mining Is Back

Mining Is BackThe safety provisions in force lead to quick changes in industrial machines and plants. This is why the sensors specialist Kubler offers a wide range of explosion-proof encoder versions and constantly develops his portfolio. It even encloses the special category Explosion protection for the mining industry.

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With Industrial Ethernet, service is what makes the difference

Service With Industrial EthernetFor use in an industrial environment, Ethernet rotary sensors need to be based on a tried-and-tested concept, rugged enough for industrial applications while also being flexible and compact. A new EtherCAT rotary sensor is capable of functioning reliably under harsh conditions, and therefore satisfies the challenging manufacturer requirements in respect of EtherCAT-based systems.

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Industrial Ethernet Travels Across The World

Industrial Ethernet Travels Across The WorldThe complete networking of all machines and plants is no longer just a vision of the future. On the contrary: the ball is already rolling and Industrial Ethernet is conquering the industrial landscape. But how do sensor manufacturers react to this evolution and what is their solution for the missing standardized application protocol?

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The Packaging Artist: Encapsulated slip rings in the packaging industry

The Packaging ArtistWe all do it, mostly even several times a day. We tear packages to open them. Sometimes ravenously, sometimes in a totally automatic manner. From packaged cheese or sealed sausage up to film-wrapped chocolate bars.

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Developed for Tough Industrial Environments

Developed for Tough Industrial EnvironmentsThe choice of the adapted measuring system should not be based simply on a few technical features found on the data sheet, but rather on good knowledge about the construction of the products and the areas of application they have been developed for.

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Absolute Motor Feedback With Biss

Absolute Motor Feedback With BissKubler moves another step further with the implementation of the open-source interface Biss in its absolute encoders: the position and status feedback is transmitted in real time and faster than with standard field bus and Ethernet systems.

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Functional Safety For Safe Motion

Functional Safety For Safe MotionKubler is offering safety solutions since 2009. Its product range includes, besides the certified Sendix SIL encoders, also Safety-M safety modules. The Company now presents, in co-operation with Bihl+Wiedemann, a new generation of safety modules.

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Closed Before Overfilling: New Kubler slip rings

Closed Before OverfillingResealable sausage packages, a zipper on the grated cheese bag, orange juice pockets with a twist-off cap or lightweight PET instead of glass: all these innovations intend to make our life easier - with more or less success.
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Contact oil-free sliding contact minimises maintenance work

Contact Oil-Free Sliding ContactPackaging is subject to high requirements, especially for food products - it ensures hygienic and nutritious food for long periods and it provides in the same time the customer with information about product characteristics.

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Sensors For Solar Thermal Plants

Sensors For Solar Thermal PlantsConstant growth can be observed in the solar branch essentially in the area of solar thermal plants. CSP - Concentrated Solar Power is a key technology in the area of alternative energy generation that achieves its full potential in sunny regions.

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New Slip Ring Product Family

New Slip Ring Product FamilyOne of the reasons for the participation of Kubler is the extension of the products portfolio in the area of transmission technology. Moreover, the packaging industry is one of the focus markets and core branches of the Company.

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Rotating And Cost-Effective

Rotating And Cost-EffectiveFoodstuff packaging machines must work fast, reliably and in perfectly hygienic conditions. Extremely low-maintenance slip rings ensure in the same time cost-effective operation.

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