Heavy Duty Incremental Series
An incremental encoder provides precise speed and distance feedback. Since few sensors are involved, the encoders are relatively simple and inexpensive.
An incremental encoder provides only relative position information, where the feedback signal is always referenced to a start or home position.
Heavy Duty: demanding environment with a high probability of contaminants and moisture, higher temperature, shock, and vibration requirements as seen in pulp, paper, steel, and wood mills.
Industrial Duty: general factory operating environment which requires standard IP ratings, moderate shock, vibration, and temperature specs as seen in food and beverage, textile, generally factory automation plants.
Light Duty/Servo Motor: controlled environment with high accuracy and temperature requirements such as robotics, electronics, and semiconductors.
Heavy Duty Series:
The heavy duty encoders can bear the most abuse. They have excellent durability in high temperatures, moisture, contaminants, and under shock or vibration.
The heavy duty encoders have superior speed performance as well.They are the best choice for the most demanding environments – paper, steel, and ore mills, where contamination is constant, or where both shock and heat can heavily affect the motor, the stress of aerospace, and the fast factory environments of food and beverage processing. However, heavy duty encoders come at a cost of both size and expense. Unless the environment is truly brutal, a heavy duty encoder may be overkill.