Technical Documentation

When you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system, you’ll be faced with numerous technical terms. The amount of data available can be overwhelming. Which critical terms should you focus on first, and which can be deferred? This paper looks at three important concepts that deserve your attention: resolution, accuracy and precision. Download Whitepaper   Read More »


Published in White Papers on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

US Digital produces hubs and shafts with tolerances based on the ANSI B4.1-1967 (R2009) standards, specifically the LC5 (Locational Clearance) fit class, and recommends that customers conform to the same tolerances for best fit and performance when using US Digital encoders. Download TB1001 for complete information.   Read More »


Published in Technical Bulletins on Thursday, April 4, 2013

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 »


Published in White Papers on Saturday, May 29, 2010

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 »


Published in White Papers on Friday, May 28, 2010

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 »


Published in White Papers on Thursday, May 27, 2010