Industrial 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.
The most common class of encoders is the industrial encoder. An industrial encoder can take punishing operating environments almost as well as heavy duty encoders – rough factories with contamination from dust, particulates, and moisture, in addition to moderate shock and temperature. An industrial encoder offers excellent speed and positioning performance. The class of industrial encoders is versatile.