The GE404 optical encoders deliver precise positioning data and withstand aggressive cleaning processes. With housings made of class 1.4404 or 1.4435 V4A stainless steel, the product features Viton seals that provide long-term resistance to chemical agents and high temperatures. Leak-proof and IP67 compliant, these units will resist harsh washdowns with aggressive cleaning agents. The optical sensing principle allows high, 14 bit single-turn and 12 bit multi-turn resolutions, delivering precise positioning at velocities up to 10,000 rpm. Optional incremental tracks deliver additional speed control. The product is available in many configurations and field bus interfaces, including SSI. Functions such as electronic setting of zero point, counting direction input and diagnostics simplify encoder installation and maintenance.