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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...


CUI Inc

CUI Inc is a solutions provider. We have a wide variety of encoders and sensors to meet all your motion control application needs.

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.

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

Heidenhain products include linear scales, rotary & angular encoders, digital length gages, CNC controls & machine inspection equipment.

POSITAL - FRABA

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

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