50 Years of Bit Parallel Encoders from POSITAL
POSITAL remains committed to supplying our customers with absolute encoders with bit parallel communications interfaces. Bit Parallel encoders have always offered excellent dynamic response but often at the expense of cable size. Yet many manufacturers still have these encoders in service with a stead demand for plug-compatible replacements. POSITAL’s is known for design assemblies with interchangeable components and therefore can supply low-volume niche markets with cost-effective, yet customizable, products.
Parallel encoders are based on the company’s optical measurement technology and are available in single (up to 16-bit resolution) and multi-turn (up to 25 bit output) configurations. Output is managed by an embedded microcontroller so that a multiple coding options, including Binary, Gray and excess Gray are supported. Custom coding systems such as Petherick can be readily implemented through software. Like other POSITAL encoders, these devices are available with a wide range of options for housing material, flange design and shaft configuration (including through hollow).