A Quick Guide To Selecting Encoders and Other Feedback Devices

selecting encoders and other feedback devices

Worldwide applications use feedback for speed and/or position control. Feedback’s important role in the machine is to make sure that the machine delivers performance, precision, and accuracy. The following presents guidelines on how to select feedback for an application.

This guide provides suggestions and tips for selecting the right encoder option(s) based on an application's requirements, such as accuracy, speed, control bandwidth, positioning precision, as well as what to consider for applications with extreme ambient temperatures, and applications in high vibration conditions.

Page three includes a comparison chart for a quick and easy overview of approximate output values, pulse/revolution, and accuracy for each of the various feedback devices.



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