High Resolution Absolute Encoder Explained
Most industrial equipment or manufacturing machinery is computer-operated. They require accurate position and motion information to be used in control. Nowadays, even devices used by consumers require the same precision.
So what are high-resolution absolute encoders?
Definition and Description
Absolute encoders are categorically rotary or shaft encoders used to determine the position and motion of something, so to speak. How an encoder determines the information dictates its type or variations. It also helps you decide which type of encoder will fit your system’s requirements.
Absolute encoders provide accurate information for both speed and position. If you consider interoperability and fail tolerance above all then Netzer Electric, absolute encoders are perfect for your requirement.
Absolute encoders can either be optical, magnetic, or electric. Encoders with optical sensors provide high-resolution information compared to the others but their components are susceptible to damage. The magnetic encoder is sensitive to magnetic fields that result in wrong measurements. The Electric encoder is not susceptible to damage and not affected by magnetic fields. The principle to determine position and speed is basically the same. Using an integrated reference, an absolute encoder can deliver high-quality and precise feedback.
The benefits of a Netzer high-resolution absolute encoder are:
- Higher resolution and orientation
- Improved startup performance
- Accurate motion detection
- Multiple output protocols
- Better electronics integration
- Improved failure tolerance
Absolute encoders use binary coding when sending data to the system. It offers more output options because the coding can be translated into many output protocols.
Netzer’s High-Resolution Absolute Encoders
The high-resolution absolute encoder will work without additional external components. On its own, it understands the positioning information and does not rely on other electronics to provide a reference for the position.
This means, it can be applied in Automated industries, machines that manufacture parts, robotics, joints, and manipulators, position multiple stabilizers accurately in satellites, aerial lifts, pedestals, gimbals, and more.
Netzer offers high-resolution absolute encoders that are highly reliable and vibration resistant with low dependence on temperature changes. Positioning accuracy is this type of encoder’s obvious strength, especially when compared to incremental encoders. Netzer maximizes this advantage further.
The technology combines the position accuracy of an absolute encoder with the precision control benefits of a high-resolution encoder with a resolution of >10,000cpr and often >100,000cpr. These features allow accurate control even at low speeds.
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