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DuraCoder Applications

Compatible with 100+ plus different applications:
  • Motor feedback
  • Cut-to-length
  • Filling applications
  • Registration timing
  • Backstop gauging
  • More...



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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.

Motor Feedback  back to top ^

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.

Cut To Length  back to top ^

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 roller.

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.

Filling Applications  back to top ^

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.

Registration Mark Timing  back to top ^

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 mark timing.

Radar antenna rotation or tank turret control represent good examples of this type of application.

Backstop Gauging  back to top ^

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.