For many years, Leine Linde has been developing and manufacturing customised rotary encoder solutions for extreme environments to enable precise measurement of movements and positions. Rotary encoders (or angular position encoders) are optical, magnetic or mechanical sensors which form signals from movements. They detect the current position of a shaft and convert even fractions of an angle degree to an electrical signal.
Rotary encoders are essential electromechanical components
Rotary encoders are rotation angle sensors which can be used to monitor the position of rotating shafts. They measure not only positions and angles but also rotational speeds, lengths and directions.
Operating principle of a rotary encoder
The digital output signals of a rotary encoder are the starting point for modern, high-precision position control systems. Thus, a drive unit can perform reproducible movements and return to the home or reference position after a work process.