White Papers

Encoder Basics for Motion Control Engineers

Selecting the right encoder for a unique application can be a daunting task for the design engineer. This whitepaper covers commonly asked questions when considering encoders for motion control applications. From basics such as mechanical configuration and absolute versus incremental to the differences in accuracy and resolution, "Encoder Basics for Motion Control Engineers" will shed some light... Read More »


T7 Networked Absolute Inclinometer

How the T7 Networked Absolute Inclinometer Drives Down the Cost of Solar Energy in Concentrated Solar Power Systems As with most systems, the accuracy is limited by the accuracy of the sensors used in that system. There are a number of different types of sensors that can be used in these systems. This paper discusses why an absolute inclinometer is the most effective sensor solution and why the... Read More »


Using the MA3 Absolute Shaft Encoder to Determine Wind Direction (Student White Paper)

Written by Kevin L. and Justin D. at the Confederation College - Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada An abstract paper describing the utilization of US Digital's MA3 miniature absolute encoder, within a remote weather station, to test wind speed and direction on a wind vane. The MA3 was selected due to its small size, analog output of 0 to 5 Volts, and the availability of a ball bearing option to provide... Read More »