What is the Most Common Cause of Encoder Failure?

Posted by London Rhodes on Mar 30, 2021 2:25:18 PM

The most common cause of encoder failure is a warped/ bent shaft that is no longer sitting on the bearings properly, an issue also referred to as shaft run-out. A warped shaft adds stress to the internal bearings and may lead to bearing failure and eventual overheating of the encoder. Avoid encoder failure by ensuring proper installation. However, if you suspect shaft run-out in your encoder, use a dial indicator to help confirm whether or not the shaft is misaligned.

In this industry whitepaper, you can learn more about proper encoder installation, avoiding encoder failure due to improper mounting down the road.

Topics: Installation, Troubleshooting