DuraCoder : Rotary Shaft Encoder : Applications
Featuring an integrated resolver housing and on-board electronics,
rotary shaft encoder DuraCoders are available for all
motion sensing applications. Versions include Incremental
or Absolute Digital, Voltage or Current Analog, and DeviceNet.
Today's fast paced industrial environments depend on reliable
control systems, capable of sustaining high volume manufacturing.
Whether your business is metal fabrication, material handling,
process control, product packaging, pharmaceuticals, or food
processing, the DuraCoder is ready.
Perhaps the most common rotary encoder application, motor
feedback requires that an encoder is either mounted directly
to the motor, or indirectly using a measuring wheel or chain-and-sprocket
arrangement. The parameter of interest with this application
is the speed or position of the motor.
Everything from production line conveyor belts to overhead
cranes can be monitored for position using a DuraCoder in
a motor feedback application.
One of the most practical applications of an encoder leverages
simple mathematics to determine position. To illustrate this
statement, lets investigate an example.
Suppose a system were designed with a roller that is exactly
one foot in circumference, the roller would feed one foot
of material for every revolution of the roller. An encoder
mounted to the roller would reflect this position and could
report to a controller how much material had been fed through
The resolution of the encoder would also directly reflect
the accuracy of the cut-to-length. Industries such
as textile, paper, wood, metal, rubber, and plastic rely on
cut-to-length applications for efficient production and packaging.
Plus or minus one count, DuraCoder leads the market in delivering
the same level of accuracy as the finest rotary encoders available.
An array of industrial manufacturers, ranging from food
processors to packaging companies, rely on filling applications
to keep their lines running smooth.
A filling application would use the rotary encoder
DuraCoder to make sure that a unit, typically a machine tool,
does not exceed a preset position or direction of travel.
Very often, this is combined with a determination of the speed
of travel of the table, tool head, or similar component.
Irrespective of the specific filling application, DuraCoder
represents an optimum choice in position sensor monitoring.
Using a rotary encoder to determine the position of a unit
relative to a known point, and then to determine the unit's
speed relative to that mark, is referred to as registraion
Radar antenna rotation or tank turret control represent good
examples of this type of application.
Using a rotary encoder DuraCoder, monitoring ensures that
the unit, typically a machine tool, does not exceed a preset
position or direction of travel. Typically, this is combined
with a determination of the speed of travel of the table,
tool head, or similar component.