It performs the counting task, especially in positioning applications, by providing a numerically coded value for each shaft position. This saves cost by eliminating the need for additional input components. In addition, the current position value can be used immediately, eliminating the need for reference operation when the machine is turned on or after a power failure.
The Pepperl + Fuchs rotary encoder portfolio offers the widest range of interfaces for absolute encoders on the market:
It provides a number of pulses for each shaft revolution and calculates the speed with this number of pulses over a period of time. The pulses are counted from the reference point to calculate the angle or distance taken.
Allows the rotary encoder to measure linear motion with a rope pulled by the application on a straight line.
Rotary Encoder Accessories
Cables and sockets