GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Incremental Rotary Encoders. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
7 answers
Answers:
Micro design, wireless, computer interface, Intrinsically Safe, greater pickup distance.
~Stephen G, Research & Development, Houston, TX
Compatible with standalone I/O circuits
~Arthur Howell, Design Engineer, Seattle, WA
Field change of parameters
~Yuvaraj J, Design Engineer, Singapore, Singapore
Small size, low cost. I would really like to see a replacement for the low cost absolute encoder that Avago recently abandoned. There is no competition for it and I was forced to use an incremental encoder instead.
~David G, Faculty/Staff, Philadelphia, PA
I would like to see them come down in price.
~Gary M., Maintenance Manager, Ft. Myers, FL
Isolated interface
~Emilio K, Research & Development, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Just keep it simple.
~Roberto P, Technical Support, Ras Al Khaimah, Australia

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Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of incremental rotary encoders?
4 answers
Answers:
Company reps are a good source of info if they can visit your location and bring samples of the product in order to communicate better with them about your specific design needs.
~Stephen G, Research & Development, Houston, TX
Read the datasheet carefully.
~Roberto P, Technical Support, Ras Al Khaimah, Australia
To check for the accessories homing application.
~Yuvaraj J, Design Engineer, Singapore, Singapore
BEI Industries
~Emilio K, Research & Development, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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