Types of incremental encoders
- Linear encoder: Ideal for milling, grinding, lathe and boring mill applications requiring federates of up to 120 m/min and vibrations of up to 10 g.
- Rotary encoder: Used as a measuring sensor for rotary movements, angular speeds and also linear movement when connected to a mechanical device like ball screw. They are also used on various types of machine tools and robotic applications.
Fagor Automation uses two measuring methods in their incremental encoders:
- Graduated glass: Linear encoders with a measuring length of up to 3 040 mm and rotary encoders.
- Graduated steel: Linear encoders over 3 040 mm measuring length.