Select an Encoder for an application. This post 365EVN will guide you basic to select the encoder – equipment you see on very many applications from small to large, from a production machine to a system industry.
Select an Encoder – Type
- Absolute encoder or Incremental Encoder: In normal is Incremental Encoder with lower price, easy to wiring, control.
- Rotary Encoder or Linear Encoder: We see rotary encode use for very many applications. You can easily make support, frame for that.
- Type of the shaft: Shaft encoder or Hollow shaft encoder, the diameter of the shaft, outside diameter of encoder… These values depending on your mechanics design.
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Electrical Specification of The Encoder
First to choose an encoder you need to note electrical specifications. It will affect your control panel design as power supply, Hight Speed Counter (HSC) equipment…
Example About Select The Encoder
– Resolution PPR: 1000PPR (or 1000P/R)
- 1 – Coupling – support the encoder to mechanical part help you counter and calculate the length of the product, speed of motor …
- 2 – Mechanical support.
- 3 – Encoder
When you buy the encoder from the supplier you will have (1) and (3).
Below the picture is an encoder and mechanical support part. It helps us to counter and calculate the length of the roofing sheet into the roofing machine.