FRABA is a group of enterprises focused on providing advanced products for the motion control and industrial automation markets. POSITAL has been a leading manufacturer of absolute rotary encoders for over 50 years and recently has expanded its business to inclination and linear sensors. Other FRABA Group subsidiaries include VITECTOR which focuses on protection sensors to guard doors and production machine covers.
FRABA was founded by Franz Baumgartner in 1918. Until the 1960s, FRABA’s main product was mechanical relays. In 1963 FRABA started selling “brush” absolute encoders and in 1973 one the first non-contact, optical absolute rotary encoders was manufactured in the offices of FRABA in Cologne. Today, FRABA companies specialize in innovative products that use advanced technologies to deliver exceptional performance and value.
Absolute rotary encoders are sophisticated devices that can help solve a wide range of technical problems. However, realizing the full potential of these products may require specialized knowledge when selecting the device configuration and programming the operating parameters. To ensure that customers get what they need, POSITAL’s development engineers in Germany, the US and Asia have direct responsibility for customer support. In addition, a growing global network of sales partners is providing expert guidance with knowledge about the local requirements.
POSITAL products are manufactured in advanced production facilities. The computer-guided semiautomated production system tracks each device from order, through assembly and testing, to final delivery. Even with thousands of unique configurations available, standard products are ready to ship within five working days of receiving an order.