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Absolute Encoder

Posital/Fraba IXARC explosion proof rotary encoder
 

Absolute encoders are feedback devices in a motion system to provide motor shaft position when the motor is powered down with a return to that exact position when the motor powered back up, unlike an incremental encoder that when powered back up returns to a home position.

Usage

It should be understood that absolute encoders may be known as:

  • Absolute encoder
  • Absolute rotary encoder
  • Capacitive absolute encoder
  • Linear absolute encoder
  • Mechanical absolute encoder
  • Multi-turn encoder - battery powered and geared
  • Optical absolute encoder
  • Parallel encoder
  • Shaft encoder

Applications

Absolute encoders are found in:

  • Cleanroom environments
  • Industrial controls
  • Opto-mechanical applications
  • Robotics
  • Wash down / Hazardous environments
 
 

 


Some of our Absolute Sponsors include...


Advanced Micro Controls Inc

AMCI is a leading manufacturer of specialized position sensing and motion control technology for PLC-based automation systems. AMCI’s unique approach to PLC integration makes it easy for customers to add full motion control to their PLC without having to buy separate software.

Electromate Inc.

Distributor of AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors, Drives, Controls, Positioning Systems & Robots, extensive product selection and JIT inventory

FAULHABER

FAULHABER products include production automation and robotics, aerospace, optical systems as well as medicine and laboratory.

POSITAL - FRABA

Our POSITAL encoders support the standard (serial, parallel) and fieldbus interfaces (DeviceNet, Profibus, and Interbus.)

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