Encoders

Magnetic Encoder Advantages in Metals Industry Applications

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Jun 7, 2017 11:51:54 AM

This blog will discuss why magnetic encoders overcome limitations and provide superior reliability in metals applications.

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Topics: Metals

Why Optical Encoders Fail in Metals Industry Applications

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Apr 3, 2017 2:25:19 PM

This blog will introduce various metals industry encoder applications and discuss typical challenges.  These challenges can be grouped into Environmental Challenges and Mechanical Duty Challenges.

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Topics: Metals

Metals Encoder Application Challenges

Posted by Dave Woodward | View all of Dave's blogs

Mar 2, 2017 11:39:55 AM

This blog will introduce various metals industry encoder applications and the environmental and mechanical challenges they present.

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Topics: Metals

Understanding Metals Industry Position Feedback Devices

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Feb 16, 2016 10:46:52 AM

Understanding Metals Industry Position Feedback Devices

This blog will introduce the three main types of position feedback devices from a historical perspective and discuss their uses in metals processes.

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Topics: Metals

Understanding Metals Industry Speed Feedback Devices

Posted by Dave Woodward | View all of Dave's blogs

Nov 12, 2015 10:54:36 AM

Speed Sensors

The Dictionary.com definition for Tachometer:

[ta-kom-i-ter, tuh-]

any of various instruments for measuring or indicating velocity or speed

So tachometers are speed measurement devices.  Their use in the metals industry goes back decades to the development of analog drive control systems.  

This blog will introduce the three main types of speed feedback devices from a historical perspective and discuss their uses in metals processes.

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Topics: Metals

Understanding Metals Industry Rotary Sensors

Posted by Dave Woodward | View all of Dave's blogs

Aug 19, 2015 8:46:00 AM

They are called many things: tachometers, tachos, tach-generators, pulse generators, resolvers, encoders, incremental encoders, absolute encoders, rotopulsers, selsyns, the list seemingly goes on and on. How does the metals industry electrical professional know what all these devices are and what kinds he has or needs? In the first of a three-part series, this blog will introduce the main metals industry rotary motion sensors, speed and position.

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Topics: Metals

Reduce Encoder Failures

This blog is dedicated to finding and eliminating encoder failures on heavy duty industrial equipment.

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  • Metals
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  • Troubleshooting
  • Cabling & Associated Equipment

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