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A rotary encoder, also known as a shaft encoder, is an electro-mechanical device that converts the angular position or motion of a shaft or axle into analog or digital output signals. It serves as a means to measure and monitor the rotation or position of a shaft.
Rotary encoder classification:
A rotary encoder typically consists of two main components: a rotating disk or knob and a stationary sensor. The disk or knob is attached to a rotating shaft, and as the shaft is turned, the disk or knob also rotates.
The stationary sensor, which is usually located near the edge of the rotating disk, detects the position of the disk or knob as it rotates. There are two main types of rotary encoders: incremental encoders and absolute encoders. Let's look at how each of them works:
1. Incremental Encoder:
2. Absolute Encoder:
To choose the right rotary encoder for your application, several parameters should be considered. These parameters include:
Resolution, Encoder Type, Output Type, Accuracy and Linearity, Interface Protocol, Environmental Considerations, Shaft Size and Mounting, Electrical Supply, Cost
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