Apr 07, 2016


Understanding EPC SSI Encoders

Understanding EPC SSI Encoders

Category: Tech Tips

Understanding EPC’s SSI Encoders The following is an excerpt from TB-529: Understanding EPC's SSI Encoders.  Synchronous Serial Interface, or SSI, is a simple serial communications protocol designed for data transfer between computer ....

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Jun 05, 2015

When to Specify a Hollow Bore or Thru-Bore Rotary Encoder

Category: Encoder Products Company, Rotary Encoder, Tech Tips

When specifying a rotary encoder, should you opt for a Hollow Bore or a Thru-bore housing?  Usually, either design can work equally well. However, in some situations there are important reasons to choose one over the other. In the p ....

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May 07, 2015

Fast and Easy Installation of a High-Performance Modular Encoder

Category: Encoder Products Company, Incremental Encoder, Rotary Encoder, Rotary Feedback, Tech Tips

Modular incremental encoders are widely applied for motor feedback. While relatively low-cost due to the lack of internal bearings and use of plastic components, modular encoders can be troublesome to properly install and align. Check out EPC&# ....

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Dec 12, 2014

Including Rotary Encoders in Year End Factory Maintenance

Category: Encoder Products Company, Rotary Encoder, Tech Tips

If year-end factory maintenance is on your to-do list, you might find that a rotary encoder or two will need replacing.  Here are a few resources to help.   Year-end factory maintenance is guided by ....

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May 22, 2014

White Paper: When To Use Modular or Bearing Encoders?

Category: Company News, Incremental Encoder, Rotary Encoder, Tech Tips, White Papers & Other Resources

Modular rotary encoders tend to cost less than encoders with internal bearings and a housing.  But, that reduced cost comes with trade-offs that you should understand before applying one type or the other. Modular rotary encoders ar ....

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Apr 21, 2014

Specifying Heavy Duty Housings for Industrial Rotary Encoders

Category: Absolute Encoder, Incremental Encoder, Rotary Encoder, Tech Tips, The EPC Edge

For applications involving heavy shaft loads, shock, vibration, dust, and liquid contaminants, encoders need to be configured accordingly.  Selecting an appropriate housing is a good starting point to ensure proper encoder function and per ....

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Mar 07, 2014

Trouble Shooting Guide for Incremental Rotary Encoders

Category: Incremental Encoder, Rotary Encoder, Tech Tips

Error codes.  They can turn an otherwise productive day into a frustrating series of rabbit trails and dead-ends.  When a sensor error points to the encoder as a problem, knowing what to check first and how to eliminate the obvious can save you ....

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Jan 15, 2014

Reader's Choice: Top 10 Posts from the Encoder Blog in 2013

Category: Company News, Tech Tips

Before the Encoder Blog gets too far into the new year, we thought we'd take a quick glance back at 2013.  Based on the total numbers of reader views, we've compiled the Top 10 Posts that appeared in 2013 on the Encoder Blog. Many of ....

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Jan 06, 2014

Considerations for Applying Rotary Encoders in Cold Conditions

Category: Encoder Basics, Rotary Encoder, Tech Tips

If you're in snow country, you're 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 s ....

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