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US Digital is excited to be returning to Germany and will be exhibiting in booth 1-100 on November 8 - 10, 22022, at the 31st Annual SPS - Smart Production Solutions Event located at NürnbergMesse, in Nuremberg, Germany.   Read More »


Published 9/27/2022 in News > Events

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US Digital on January 17, 2022, announced it was expanding its line of miniature encoders with a new shafted encoder, the S16.   Read More »


Published 1/18/2022 in News > Press Releases

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If your application requires that you know the actual orientation of the shaft following any power cycle before movement is made, you’re going to need an absolute encoder. Why would that be? Read the post to find out.   Read More »


Published 11/4/2021 in Blog

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What exactly is the difference between incremental and absolute encoders? Both can be used to measure distance, speed, acceleration and position of a mechanical system. The key difference is what happens if that system has a loss of power.   Read More »


Published 10/6/2021 in Blog

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Small rotary encoders are a big thing these days. Our E16, E4T and E8T optical encoders provide digital quadrature feedback for high volume, restricted space applications.   Read More »


Published 4/21/2021 in Blog

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When it comes to encoder size, there are a few things to keep in mind: the overall dimensions of the encoder housing, the bolt circle and shaft/bore size. In this post, we’ll go over each item in detail to help you make the right decision.   Read More »


Published 4/6/2021 in Blog

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In this post we’ll cover some of encoder basics so you can leave with a better understanding of what an encoder is and what it does.   Read More »


Published 3/22/2021 in Blog

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The new M3K Miniature Magnetic Encoder is available with incremental output or an incremental and 12-bit absolute output configuration.   Read More »


Published 2/21/2021 in News > Press Releases

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In our latest “Fascinating Tales of Imagination & Ingenuity in Automation” video, you’ll see what happens when our core principles of insourcing processes and continuous improvement collide.   Read More »


Published 12/10/2020 in Blog

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When our engineering team looked for opportunities to improve processes in our injecting molding department, they set their sights on creating a machine vision system to automate the manufacturing of a key component.   Read More »


Published 10/13/2020 in Blog

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