Encoders can electronically monitor the position of a rotating shaft. Our Absolute Encoders on EtherNet/IP connect to and operate with the Logix controllers to provide position tracking data to be used in open-loop control systems. Our Absolute Encoders are electro-mechanical devices that are useful feedback elements in closed-loop control systems. They provide position control in packaging, robotics, pick and place, lead/ball screw, rotary table positioning and component insertion applications. Our Incremental Optical Encoders provide low cost, smaller physical size, high frequency and high resolution. Our accessories help you easily install and efficiently use our encoders.

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Absolute Encoders on EtherNet/IP

Our EtherNet/IP Absolute Encoders are designed with an embedded EtherNet/IP switch and dual Ethernet ports to support linear networks and Device Level Ring topologies. By providing auxiliary feedback directly through an EtherNet/IP network, these encoders eliminate the need for point-to-point wiring. These encoders are designed for high performance and reliability in harsh industrial environments. Our encoder offerings include models that brings in the encoder as a feedback only axis for machine applications using integrated motion on EtherNet/IP. We also offer models designed for safety applications that require speed, direction, or position monitoring safety functions.

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Absolute Encoders

Absolute Encoders retain your position data during loss of power. They are excellent choices in systems that require failsafe operation. Our magnetic encoders directly connect to DeviceNet™ for advanced functionality with reduced wiring cost. Our sine/cosine encoders provide absolute feedback for position control and high resolution incremental feedback for speed control. Our Integrated Motion on EtherNet/IP encoders leverage CIP Sync, a time synchronization extension that is fully compliant with IEEE 1588. You can use our single-turn encoders for reliable readouts in harsh conditions.

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Incremental Optical Encoders

Our Incremental Optical Encoders produce digital output related to the position of a rotating shaft, providing feedback elements in closed-loop control systems. You can use our encoders with external electronics, such as counters, to accumulate data to determine position, speed, and direction. Use these encoders when position retention is not required during a loss of power.