Encoders are used wherever lengths, positions, rotational speeds, and angles need to be recorded. They convert mechanical motion into electrical signals. There are differences in the functional principles of encoders. They can thus be divided into incremental and absolute versions.We can generally supply you with all of the encoders in both shaft and hollow shaft models.
The use of hollow shaft encoders reduces costs by up to 30% and installation space by 50% compared to shaft models. This is made possible by the fact that additional couplings, mounting devices and other fixing aids are not required. To install a hollow shaft encoder, it is simply pushed onto the drive shaft, clamped and, in the simplest case, secured against rotation using a cylindrical pin. In addition, hollow shaft encoders generally require a smaller installation depth.