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Wherever precision in motion is of the essence, an encoder is likely to be found. Indeed, it’s hard to name an industry that does not benefit from encoder technology. It is found everywhere from mission-critical applications in the most rugged environments to routine workplace applications that demand uncompromising repeatability.

Fundamentally, encoders translate rotary or linear motion into a digital signal for monitoring or controlling speed, direction, distance or position. US Digital offers more than one million high-quality, off-the-shelf encoder configurations of two primary types: absolute and incremental. Absolute encoders report a precise shaft angle within a single 360-degree shaft rotation. In contrast, incremental encoders provide a relative position with respect to a home or zero position. Depending on the required precision and environmental harshness, US Digital encoder designs may utilize optical or magnetic sensors.

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