Encoders

If speed, direction and position of the belt or load are to be permanently monitored and controlled, the use of an encoder is recommended. It enables a system control with closed control loop by transmitting low- to high-resolution signals to an external control unit. An encoder is installed onto the rotor shaft or embedded in the rotor bearing and cannot be used simultaneously with a brake or a backstop. Incremental and absolute value encoders are available as encoder types.

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