Position Control on a Budget
POSITAL has expanded its line of kit-style encoders for feedback for servo and stepper motors with new models that utilize the same mounting form factor as incremental kit encoders from US Digital, Broadcom and other manufacturers.
Mechanical Drop In Replacement for Easy Upgrade to Absolute Position Control
Same Footprints as US Digital's E5 Models and Broadcom's (Avago) HEDS-5500 Models
Now Available with SSI and BiSS C Communication Interfaces
Identical Assembly Procedure - No Training Required
Various Hub Diameters from 4 mm to 10 mm (and 1/4 to 3/8 inch)
Magnetic Technology Which Is Generally More Robust Than Optical
Improved Connectivity via M12 Connector Additionally Available
See our Cross Reference Guide
POSITAL kit encoders provide absolute position feedback so that the control system always has complete information on the physical position of the mechanical components that it is directing. “Absolute position feedback is a natural way of providing accurate position control” comments Jim Stevens, market specialist for robotics at POSITAL. “Almost any position feedback application could be absolute-based. Many current systems were designed around incremental encoders because incremental feedback devices were historically much less expensive than their absolute counterparts.” However, with the introduction of POSITAL’s absolute kit encoders at prices much more in line with incremental devices, system designers no longer have to work around the shortcomings of incremental feedback in an absolute position world.