10. Encoders

  1. David S. Nyce

Published Online: 21 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471474282.ch10

Linear Position Sensors: Theory and Application

Linear Position Sensors: Theory and Application

How to Cite

Nyce, D. S. (2003) Encoders, in Linear Position Sensors: Theory and Application, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471474282.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2004
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471233268

Online ISBN: 9780471474289

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Keywords:

  • encoders;
  • linear encoders;
  • construction;
  • absolute encoders;
  • incremental encoders;
  • optical encoders;
  • magnetic encoders;
  • quadrature;
  • binary code;
  • gray code;
  • electronics

Summary

In this chapter we begin with a discussion of linear encoders. We then present a brief history and discuss its construction. Next, we consider absolute versus incremental encoders, optical encoders and magnetic encoders. Later, we discuss quadrature, binary versus gray code, and electronics. The chapter concludes with typical performance specifications.