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The Optical Encoders typically consist of a rotating and a stationary member. The rotor is usually a metal, glass, or a plastic disc mounted on the encoder shaft. The disc has some kind of optical... (View Full Article)
(Encoders and Resolvers)
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An incremental encoder simply generates pulses proportional to the position. The principle of the incremental measuring system is the scanning of a line pattern on a glass or plastic disc (see Image... (View Full Article)
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Control systems are important to wind turbine performance because wind turbines have relatively low operating costs, but the initial capital cost can be high. Therefore, the key to profitability is to... (View Full Article)
(Encoders and Resolvers)
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The wiring of multiple bit parallel encoders for a multi-axis application is very time consuming. The synchronous-serial-interface is an alternative interface option for such applications. How it... (View Full Article)
(Rotary Position Sensing)
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When the Rock-Tenn paperboard mill in Aurora IL wanted to automate the positioning and tensioning of the belts on its paperboard dryer conveyor system, it took over a year to find a vendor capable of... (View Full Article)
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As tools for measuring rotary motion in machinery, magnetic rotary encoders have a lot to offer. They are compact, robust and relatively inexpensive. For these reasons, simple magnetic rotation... (View Full Article)
(Rotary Position Sensing)
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Designers of motion control or industrial automation systems who need to measure the rotation of shafts or other mechanical components have had two types of rotary encoders to choose from. Encoders... (View Full Article)
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Wind turbines have become an increasingly familiar part of the landscape. And from blade manufacturers and wind-farm designers to wind turbine operators and power providers, the companies that help... (View Full Article)