This linear encoder converts movement along it’s 1700mm of travel into a quadrature signal that is readable by any of our encoder interfaces. It has an index channel that triggers in several places along the length of the encoder to aid in startup calibration.
By default this encoder ships with a DB9 connector that has the following pinout:
In order to connect this device to a Phidgets encoder board, you’ll need to remove the DB9 connector and solder on the included 5-pin encoder cable. See the Connection & Compatibility tab for more details.
Comes Packaged with:
- Phidget encoder cable with heat-shrink tubes
- Debris shielding (not pictured)
- Two large mounting plates
- Small mounting plate
- Washers (8x medium, 12x small)
- M5 Screws (6x 20mm, 2x 16mm)
- M4 Screws (2x 30mm, 4x 20mm, 4x 16mm, 9x 12mm)
- 2x Flathead screws
- 3x Plastic cable clip
This linear encoder must be read by an encoder interface. These interfaces will interpret the two quadrature signals in order to determine the continuous position of the carriage. If you want to use the device with one of our encoder interfaces you will need to remove the DB9 connector and solder on the included 5-pin encoder cable. You’ll need to connect them as follows:
The following interfaces are compatible with this encoder: