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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

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

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

MICRONOR

Micronor's technology portfolio offers the broadest range of products from electromechanical to electronic to optical to fiber optic.

POSITAL - FRABA

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

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