In this webinar — Encoder integration in 2016: New modes of installation, networking, and more — we cover the latest in rotary position encoders. We explore where mechanical, optical, magnetic, and capacitive encoders excel, and what features have been added in the last few years.
Next, we review the physical permutations available to engineers for rotary position encoders — including seal options, mounting and bearing options, housings, ratings, and modular setups that have become increasingly customizable. Then we give some examples of consumer-grade designs, industrial setups, and commercial feedback applications, and which physical permutations are most common for each.
Finally we get into control electronics and the encoder signals themselves … and compare issues and capabilities and modes of measuring in resolution, interpolation, and signal processing. We define and explain commutation channels, prevention of signal degradation, the functions of automatic gain control (AGC), signal processing, and control integration as it relates to encoders in general.
Lisa Eitel, Senior Editor, Design World
Lisa Eitel, Senior Editor at Design World, has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Fenn College (now Washkewicz College) at Cleveland State. She’s covered motors, drives, motion control, and mechanical power transmission for 14 years.
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