There are many different connectors available for use on encoders. The most popular are the 10 pin MS connector and the 10 pin Industrial Connector. Both offer excellent performance but have their strong points in certain applications.
Do you need a reliable encoder for a critical application? All Avtron™ Encoders are built to the same rugged standards with respect to the electronics inside. Mechanically, however, there are some differences. 70% of encoder failures are mechanical, consisting primarily of bearing and coupling failures. Eliminate failures with these designs:
Topics: Encoders, Critical Applications
Selecting an absolute encoder for any application can be difficult. There are many mechanical and electronic parameters. The part number possibilities can be in the millions.
Topics: Absolute Encoders
If you need to retrofit encoders onto old motors that presently have analog tachogenerators mounted on them, what should you use?
Topics: Retrofit Encoders, tachogenerators, Encoders
This blog will discuss why magnetic encoders overcome limitations and provide superior reliability in metals applications.
This blog will introduce various metals industry encoder applications and discuss typical challenges. These challenges can be grouped into Environmental Challenges and Mechanical Duty Challenges.
This blog will introduce various metals industry encoder applications and the environmental and mechanical challenges they present.
Understanding Metals Industry Position Feedback Devices
This blog will introduce the three main types of position feedback devices from a historical perspective and discuss their uses in metals processes.
The Dictionary.com definition for Tachometer:
any of various instruments for measuring or indicating velocity or speed
So tachometers are speed measurement devices. Their use in the metals industry goes back decades to the development of analog drive control systems.
This blog will introduce the three main types of speed feedback devices from a historical perspective and discuss their uses in metals processes.
They are called many things: tachometers, tachos, tach-generators, pulse generators, resolvers, encoders, incremental encoders, absolute encoders, rotopulsers, selsyns, the list seemingly goes on and on. How does the metals industry electrical professional know what all these devices are and what kinds he has or needs? In the first of a three-part series, this blog will introduce the main metals industry rotary motion sensors, speed and position.