Design Engineering

Measuring Wheel

Lindsay Luminoso   

Motion Control POSITAL rotary encoder

POSITAL's series of measuring wheel accessories turn IXARC family of rotary encoders into linear position sensors.

measuring wheel, rotary encoderPOSITAL introduces a series of measuring wheel accessories for its IXARC family of rotary encoders. The new measuring wheels are available in circumferences of 200 mm and 500 mm. When fitted to multiturn IXARC absolute encoders, this would translate into a linear measurement range of up to 500 kilometers.
Three rim treatments (Knurled Aluminum, Smooth Polyurethane and Textured (knobby) Polyurethane) are available to ensure good traction between the wheel and a variety of surfaces. Arranging measuring wheels with programmable incremental encoders, a user could define exactly how many pulses the instrument would produce for a defined unit of linear motion. IXARC programmable encoders can be easily calibrated at the job site using POSITAL’s UBIFAST programming tool.


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