What is an Encoder?
Simply put, an encoder is a communication device that controls the motion of an operating device. Encoders can help determine the speed or position of a motor, or other moving equipment.
As automation in many industries and applications spreads rapidly, encoders help to maintain speed and position in electromechanical equipment, a vital process when accuracy, repeatability and precise motion is necessary.
Traditionally, optical encoders were used most widely in motion control, but as the need for a more robust, rugged sensing solution increased, magnetic encoding technology has started to surpass optical encoders as a better solution for difficult environments.
Learn more about magnetic encoders.