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How do rotary encoders work?

When tracking the turning of shafts, it is usually necessary to generate digital position and motion information. The most popular way of doing this is by using rotary encoders. They may be incremental or absolute, optical or magnetic, but they are used extensively in industrial and commercial designs in myriad applications. You will find rotary encoders being used on motors paired with automated machinery and drivers for nearly everything from robotics, position control and conveyor speed monitoring Read more [...]