Tandem Encoders

'Tandem Encoder' is a new term but one which is increasingly being used by mechanical and electrical designers. This article...

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Measuring Position and Speed in Harsh Environments

Harsh environments place heavy demands on control equipment. The failure of position or speed sensors in the field can have...

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Accurate Position Measurement in Varying Temperatures

Measuring position in a laboratory is usually carried out at a constant temperature to ensure accuracy, but some specifications require...

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Understanding Binary Words and the MicroE Serial Interface Encoder

The Mercury™ 3000Si, 3500Si, and Mercury II™ 5800Si and 6800Si are MicroE’s smart programmable encoder systems with high speed serial...

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Sensor Alignment with Small Diameter Rotary Scales

While MicroE optical encoders boast generous alignment tolerances for most applications, special care needs to be taken when aligning to...

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Recommended Wiring of the SmartPrecision™ Interpolator

This document is an overview of the recommended guidelines for connecting to MercuryTM SmartPrecisionTM programmable interpolators. It will allow users...

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Proper Termination of Digital Incremental Encoder Signals

All MicroE digital encoders have quadrature outputs that are compatible with 422 line receivers. The 422 data transmission standard (ANSI...

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Optical Encoder Grounding and Shielding Recommendations

Proper shielding and grounding are essential to good servo design. Selecting the appropriate cable and devoting effort to the grounding...

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Design Guidelines for Customer-Supplied Hubs

Celera Motion's MicroE Optical Encoders offer standard hubs for each of our standard gratings. Should a customer want to design...

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Design Guidelines for Customer Supplied Encoder Interface Cables

This document is an overview of the required guidelines for MicroE encoder extension and adapter cables. It will allow customers...

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Encoder Optics Cleaning

Did you receive new product from MicroE with dirty optics? You should receive MicroE product clean from the factory. We...

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Rotary Scales Alignment

Eccentricity error is the radial difference between the grating’s axis of rotation and the center of the rotary grating, see...

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Alignment of the ChipEncoder Series

Optimal alignment of the CE300 (7mm x11mm package) or the CE-40GC (6mm x 6mm package) is achieved through adherence to...

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Understanding Why Motor Phase Current is Different than Power Supply Current

This paper explains why the current in the windings of a servo drive is different than the DC bus supply...

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PurePrecision™ Optical Encoder Technology

MicroE’s PurePrecision™ technology has been the core optical technology platform leveraged by MicroE to deliver precision optical encoders to the...

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Rust-Preventive Coating for Omni+ Series

The machined surfaces of Omni+ stators are protected with a rust-preventive coating before placing in desiccated, vacuum-sealed bags for shipping....

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Understanding Resolution, Accuracy & Repeatability

Resolution is the smallest physical movement measurable. It is defined as the distance of a single count. For linear encoders...

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