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[Video] Incremental Encoders: Marker Pulse Explained

[Video] Incremental Encoders: Marker Pulse Explained

When using incremental encoders, it’s important to understand the concept of the marker pulse.  (If you missed it, check out our video comparing absolute and incremental encoders.) Watch the video for an brief explanation of marker pulse in incremental encoders. Incremental encoders output a square wave when

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[VIDEO] Incremental Encoders: 3 Output Types Explained

[VIDEO] Incremental Encoders: 3 Output Types Explained

When selecting an incremental encoder, you must determine which type of output is required in order to be compatible with the device that will be receiving the encoder signals.  Choosing the wrong type of output will result in a non-functional system and possibly hardware damage. Learn more

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SICK Encoders Help Billy Elliot Take Flight in the Netherlands

SICK Encoders Help Billy Elliot Take Flight in the Netherlands

Dutch production company Stage Entertainment continues its successful series, earning three musical prizes for “Billy Elliot – The Musical.”  Silicon Theatre Scenery (STS), based in De Kwakel, Netherlands and the company put in charge of the theater equipment, also contributed to this success. The showpiece of STS

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Absolute Encoders: Singleturn versus Multiturn

Absolute Encoders: Singleturn versus Multiturn

In an earlier post, we explained the difference between incremental and absolute encoders. In this installment of encoder videobytes, we take a closer look at absolute encoders, which have a unique positional value based on the position of the shaft.  There are two different types of absolute encoders: singleturn

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Calculate Encoder Resolution: Absolute v. Incremental

Calculate Encoder Resolution: Absolute v. Incremental

One of the most important factors to consider before choosing an encoder for your application is the resolution. The encoder resolution will be calculated differently based on whether you are using an incremental or an absolute encoder. The short video below explains how the resolution is calculated for these two encoder types.

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