New Industry Products

High Resolution Encoder Handles High Acceleration Stepper Motors

March 17, 2020 by Paul Shepard

The extremely high dynamic of large disc magnet stepper motors often relies on closed loop control to maximize performances while limiting power dissipated in the motor. The IE3 encoder is a high quality magnetic encoder which can be combined with a large variety of Faulhaber products from Ø22mm. This encoder is now also available on DM40110R, DM52100N and DM52100R Series.

These incremental encoders with 3-channel outputs, in combination with Faulhaber motors, are used for the indication and control of both shaft velocity and direction of rotation, as well as positioning.

With an extended length of about 13mm this new combination will offer high positioning resolution up to 1024 lines per revolution together with extremely fast acceleration capabilities in a short and light package. The encoder is connected with a ribbon cable; suitable connectors are available.

Typical applications are found in textile, semiconductor and medical industries.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Ideal for boost mode operation combined with high resolution positioning
  • Programmable with resolution from 32 to 1024 lines per revolution
  • Compact and light, mounted in a robust package