Robust mechanics, reliable electronics, easy installation: Our incremental HeavyDuty encoders reliably operate in 24/7 operation permanent under the toughest conditions. They make significant contributions to avoid failures and high standstill cost, and thus give a key contribution to the high availability of your machine or system.
Incremental HeavyDuty encoders provide information on speed and angular position. Their resolution is expressed as the number of pulses (square-wave signals) and the sinusoidal (SinCos) signals per revolution, which the rotary encoder transmits to the controller with each revolution of its shaft. SinCos signals can be interpolated in a controller or in a controller to increase the resolution.
The upstream control identifies the current speed by the pulse numbers counted within a defined time period, while the current position information is identified by the counted pulses or SinCos periods, respectively. At system power-on, a reference travel is required since the encoder information may have been lost during power off and further to eliminate any incorrect result caused by any shaft rotation performed during power-off.
Incremental HeavyDuty encoders are designed for maximum robustness and durability, with enormous mechanical reserves to ensure reliable performance even in the harshest environments: