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Incremental Encoder

Incremental Encoder courtesy POSITAL FRABA
 

Incremental encoders are position feedback devices that provide incremental counts. An incremental encoder provides relative position, where the feedback signal is always referenced to a start or home position.

Usage

Incremental encoders are commonly used in harsh environments, of control and measurement motion control systems, such as:

  • Moist and wet
  • Contaminants such as dirt and dust
  • Corrosive and wash-down
  • Hazardous, including explosive
  • Shock and vibration
  • Temperature, both low and high
  • High shaft load

Light duty incremental encoders may carry only a IP54 enclosure rating while Industrial duty (mentioned above) incremental encoders may be IP67 rated.

  

 

 


Some of our Incremental 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.

POSITAL - FRABA

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

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