Incremental encoders are used to efficiently measure linear and rotary displacements.
An incremental encoder provides a digital output that is used for quadrature signal interpolation in the machine’s controller. Incremental encoders are usually based upon a magnetic or optical scale.
ASM offers a complete line of incremental encoders and more detail information can be found at the following links:
Magnetic Scale Position Sensors
Angle and Inclination Sensors
Cable Actuated Position Sensors