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Absolute Position for Incremental Systems

In linear motion applications, it is often desirable to eliminate the need to make a homing run to re-acquire the reference position for an incremental linear encoder. The homing routine may need to be eliminated to save processing time, or … Continue reading

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Pathways to More-Precise Linear Motion

In a previous SensorTech post, we discussed improving the accuracy of linear motion systems while lowering total system cost by employing external linear position encoders as secondary feedback.  The secondary feedback supplements the primary feedback provided by a rotary encoder … Continue reading

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Resolution, Accuracy, and Repeatability

Written by: Bjoern Schaefer Scott’s article on analog resolution provides a great understanding of analog signal evaluation, which I’d like to expand on with a brief summary about typical performance criteria of linear measurement systems.

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