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Different from rotary and angle encoders, linear encoders primarily measure the position of a linear movement. Linear encoders typically consist of two main components: a reading head and a scale.
A linear encoder is a measuring device used to determine the position or displacement of an object in a linear motion. It typically consists of a scale and a readhead that detects the position on the scale.
Linear encoders work based on different principles, such as optical, magnetic, or inductive. The scale contains a periodic pattern, and the readhead detects the changes in the pattern as it moves along the scale. These changes are converted into electrical signals that represent the position.
Linear encoders offer high precision and accuracy in position measurement. They provide real-time feedback and enable closed-loop control systems. They are non-contact devices, which means they have no mechanical wear or backlash. They are also immune to environmental factors like dust, temperature, and humidity.
Linear encoders can be categorized into several types based on their operating principles, including optical linear encoders, magnetic linear encoders, and inductive linear encoders.
To choose the right angle encoder for your application, several parameters should be considered. These parameters include:Resolution, Encoder Type, Repeatability, Accuracy, Interface Protocol, Environmental Considerations, Shaft Size and Mounting, Electrical Supply, Cost.
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