How Do Magnetic Encoders Produce a Signal?

Posted by London Rhodes on Sep 29, 2021 1:58:27 PM

Magnetic encoders use a permanent magnet and a Hall Effect, or magnet resistive device, to produce a change in voltage or electrical resistance in the presence of ferromagnetic material. This change will occur in the form of a gear tooth (in a rotary encoder) or a metal band with slots (in a linear encoder). Tis type of sensor will work down to zero speed, and is available in both rotary and linear forms. 

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