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You can save a little bit of cash on your encoder purchase if you order in bulk, but that isn’t always the best-case option for all our customers. In this blog post we’re going to do a deep dive on our packaging options to help you make an informed decision.   Read More »

Published 5/15/2023 in Blog

E5, E6 encoders now support 30VDC internally thumbnail image

US Digital is announcing a new output configuration that enables many of its popular incremental encoders to accept power up to 30VDC without external adapters.   Read More »

Published 4/13/2023 in News > Press Releases

How does an encoder work? thumbnail image

Our incremental encoder modules have an LED on one side and a photo sensor on the other. A metal HubDisk is attached to a shaft on a motor and aligned in such a way that the transparent mylar disk passes between the LED and photo sensor in the module. A series of printed lines on the disk block light from the LED from reaching the sensor. The spaces between the lines do not.   Read More »

Published 3/28/2023 in Blog

How to test and configure inclinometers and encoders with any PC thumbnail image

Our Device Explorer app works with any currently supported Windows PC and allows you to easily test, configure as well as run a few sample programs that demonstrate the capabilities inclinometers and encoders.   Read More »

Published 3/27/2023 in Blog

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US Digital will be co-exhibiting with Angst+Pfister at Sensor+Test 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany.   Read More »

Published 3/15/2023 in News > Events

How to verify the resolution of a quadrature encoder without an Oscilloscope thumbnail image

Anyone with a PC running Windows and a US Digital Quadrature to USB Adapter (QSB) can run the Quick Check for QSB software to quickly verify that an encoder’s expected resolution matches its actual one in 5 easy steps.   Read More »

Published 3/7/2023 in Blog

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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

Announcing s16 micro optical encoder thumbnail image

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

When do you need an absolute encoder thumbnail image

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

Difference incremental vs absolute encoders thumbnail image

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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