18th November 2019

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What is an encoder and what does it do?

An encoder is a device, circuit, transducer, software program, algorithm or person that converts information from one format or code to another, for the purposes of standardization, speed or compression.

What is an optical encoder used for?

The index output is usually labeled Z. The optical type is used when higher speeds are encountered or a higher degree of precision is required. Incremental encoders are used to track motion and can be used to determine position and velocity. This can be either linear or rotary motion.
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