What is a Hollowshaft Encoder?

Posted by London Rhodes on Jan 19, 2022 8:29:55 AM

Hollowshaft encoders allow the motor shaft to pass completely through and are secured by a shaft collar. This mounting style is easier to install and requires less space than a shafted encoder. Flexibility from the tether allows the encoder to float with the movement of the motor shaft, alleviating wear and tear on the bearings. The shaft collar is electrically isolated from the motor for protection against stray motor current.

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