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Netzer Precision Motion Sensors has taken a revolutionary position sensing technology, originally developed for harsh environment specialized applications, and made it available for today’s broader range of defense, homeland security, aerospace and instrumentation motion control requirements. Standard and customized rotary electric encoders are also applicable to medical, automotive, and a wide range of other applications.

The Electric Encoder™ non-contact technology relies on the interaction between the measured displacement and space/time modulated electric field. It offers a blend of features unequaled by optical or magnetic encoders.

Advantages of Electric Encoders™  

  • Simple, robust structure with a virtually no- failure- mechanism
  • Generous mounting tolerances
  • Low weight, inertia, and profile (=<10 mm)
  • Ring-shaped, hollow shaft with a wide range of diameters
  • Absolute single turn position output
  • Continuous holistic 360° position sensing
  • Accuracy up to 0.001° in selected models
  • Insensitivity to magnetic fields
  • No magnetic signature
  • Insensitivity to EMI/RFI
  • High customization capability
  • Low power consumption
  • Ultra-high-speed options – low latency
  • Wide variety of position feedback standard protocols
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