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Absolute Encoders

Absolute rotary encoders measure actual position by generating a stream of unique digital codes (instead of pulses) that represent the encoder's actual position. Single turn absolute encoders output codes that are repeated every full revolution and do not output data to indicate how many revolutions have been made. Multi-turn absolute encoders output a unique code for each shaft position through every rotation, up to 4,096 revolutions. Unlike incremental encoders, absolute encoders will retain correct position even if power fails without homing at startup.

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View All Absolute Encoders

View All Absolute Encoders

Absolute encoders single and multi turn available with a broad selection of interfaces. Absolute encoders retain position data even if power fails.

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Shafted Absolute Encoders

Shafted Absolue Encoders

View all shafted absolute encoders that can be mounted with a coupling to a motor or driven shaft. Single and multi-turn encoders available.

Hub-Shaft Absolute Encoders

Hub-Shaft Absolute Encoders

Dynapar offers a wide range of hub-shaft absolute encoders with bore sizes of 0.25 to 0.5 inches and several tether options available.

Hollow-Shaft Absolute Encoders

Hollow-Shaft Absolue Encoders

See all hollow-shaft absolute encoders for mounting directly to a motor shaft. Up to 22 bit single and 12 bit multi-turn available.

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Optical Absolute Encoders

Optical Absolute Encoders

Dynapar offers reliable optical absolute encoders with high resolution for applications requiring precision feedback.

Magnetic Absolute Encoders

Magnetic Absolue Encoders

Magnetic absolute encoders provide precise feedback even in tough environments where dust, dirt and contaminants are common place.

Specialized Absolute Encoders

Hazardous Rated Absolute Encoders

Hazardous Rated Absolute Encoders

Dynapar offers hazardous area rated absolute encoders for applications requiring explosion proof or intrinsically safe encoders.