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New Technical Bulletin Aids with Replacement of Renco Encoders

Rotary EncoderTo assist you in configuring a plug-and-play drop-in replacement for discontinued Renco encoders, we've developed a special connector option, designated as "SPEC779". 
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Do You Need a Corrosion Resistant Encoder?

Do You Need a Corrosion Resistant Encoder?Industrial encoders generally have pretty sturdy housings. Not all housings are designed to withstand the most caustic environments, however. And harsh environments can cause equipment to fail prematurely.
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Understanding SSI Encoders

Understanding SSI EncodersSynchronous Serial Interface, or SSI, is a simple serial communications protocol designed for data transfer between computers or user terminals and smart sensors. Model MA and SA series absolute encoders from Encoder Products Company are always slave devices.
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What Is An IP Rating?

What Is An IP Rating?IP Ratings are a system designed to classify the degrees of protection or sealing that your electrical component has from foreign objects, such as fingers, tools, dust, and moisture. This system is recognized in most European Countries and is outlined in BS EN 60529. This classification system uses the letters IP, abbreviated for "Ingress Protection", followed by two digits.
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Is a Modular Encoder Right for Your Application?

Is a Modular Encoder Right for Your Application?Modular, or "Kit", encoders are actually a specialized category of rotary encoders. The difference between a modular encoder and a standard encoder is that the modular encoder does not incorporate internal bearings into its design. Instead, it relies on the host, typically a motor, to supply the structural integrity necessary for proper operation.
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Glossary of Encoder Terms

Encoder Products CompanyGlossary of Encoder Terms

Absolute Encoder
An absolute encoder provides information in the form of unique output for every resolvable movement of motion or shaft rotation.

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Considerations for Applying Rotary Encoders in Cold Conditions

Considerations for Applying Rotary Encoders in Cold ConditionsIf you are in snow country, you are probably familiar with the cold-weather considerations for your home and vehicles. But, what about rotary optical encoders in your equipment? While not overly sensitive to cold, encoders tasked for use in sub-freezing temperatures should be configured appropriately to avoid a few potential problems.
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NEMA Ratings

NEMA RatingsAn enclosure is a surrounding case constructed to provide a degree of protection to personnel against accidental contact with the enclosed equipment and to provide a degree of protection to the enclosed equipment against specified environmental conditions. A brief description of the more common types of enclosures used by the electrical industry relating to their environmental capabilities follows.
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A Comparison of Size 25 Encoders

A Comparison of Size 25 EncodersSize 25 encoders (2.5" diameter), along with their size 58 (58 mm diameter) European equivalents, are among the most popular encoders in the world. As a result, nearly every encoder manufacturer in the world makes them.
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Replacing Encoders on Motors? DMRs Can Help

Replacing Encoders on MotorsAftermarket replacement of encoders for motors is easy with EPC's new Direct Motor Replacement (DMR) encoders. DMR's are "plug-and-play" cross reference replacements for rotary encoders used in many common motor brands.

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EPC Incremental Encoders and Sensoray Ethernet Card

Sensoray Ethernet CardIf you're applying an Encoder Products Company (EPC) incremental encoder within an industrial Ethernet system, you'll need to convert the output signal to a compatible format.

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The Basics of How an Encoder Works

How an Encoder WorksBefore you can fully understand how an encoder works, you first need to understand what an encoder is and what it does. An encoder is a sensing device that provides feedback from the physical world; that is, it converts motion to an electrical signal that can be read by some type of control device, such as a counter or PLC.

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