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Incremental encoder

An incremental encoder generates information about position, angle, and the number of revolutions. Pulses are determined by the number of ticks that the encoder transmits to the control unit for each revolution. The control unit obtains an accurate position measurement by counting the pulses starting from a specific reference point. To allow the encoder's actual position to be determined, a reference run must be performed when the machine is switched on.

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