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When US Digital introduced the E4T miniature optical encoder, the production team faced difficulties working with small encoder disks. To improve the situation, the company decided to automate part of the disk handling process, which had always been done by hand.   Read More »

Published 10/14/2019 in Blog

Understanding encoder resolution and its 3 forms thumbnail image

In this post, we'll explain the three forms of encoder resolution: native, interpolated and multiplication.   Read More »

Published 10/7/2019 in Blog

Encoders as control knobs thumbnail image

A lot of times encoders are used to track motion, but in some cases encoders are the thing that moves first and the system responds. In this post we'll discuss how encoders can be used as a human machine interface.   Read More »

Published 9/23/2019 in Blog

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In this post, we'll discuss the most frequently used output types for absolute encoders. We'll start with the simplest, the analog voltage output. Then we'll move on to PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) outputs, and finish with serial communication interfaces.   Read More »

Published 9/9/2019 in Blog

How small is an arcsecond thumbnail image

For rotary encoders, we measure accuracy in degrees, arcminutes or arcseconds. Such small units of measurement can be hard to visualize. In this post, we compare these measurements in relation to everyday objects to help you understand the relative size.   Read More »

Published 8/26/2019 in Blog

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In this post, we'll go over some of the basics of absolute encoders and how to create an encoder disk that generates unique, absolute positions.   Read More »

Published 8/5/2019 in Blog

Encoders used on drones thumbnail image

In this post we discuss how encoders can be used in everyone's favorite multi-prop flying objects.   Read More »

Published 7/22/2019 in Blog

What is an incremental encoder thumbnail image

The most common encoders are incremental encoders, for two main reasons. First, the information supplied by an incremental encoder is sufficient for most applications. The second reason is just a matter of economics and simplicity: it is much more cost effective to manufacture an incremental encoder than an absolute encoder.   Read More »

Published 6/10/2019 in Blog

The strange history of encoders thumbnail image

While we can't definitively tell you who created the first encoder, we can walk you through the early history of the industry and its key players.   Read More »

Published 5/28/2019 in Blog

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Learn the key differences between types of encoders.   Read More »

Published 5/12/2019 in Blog

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