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With over 60 years of experience and an extensive of range of products, Dynapar has helped countless customers solve their challenges. Below is a collection of items meant to provide inspiration and guide engineers in their selection.

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Absolute Rotary Encoders

Absolute encoders provide speed and position when fail tolerance is critical. Learn more.

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BiSS Encoders

BiSS offers an open source interface for point-to-point or bus communication. Learn more.

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Draw Wire Encoders

Learn more about draw wire encoders, their principles of operation and how to select one.

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Dynapar Full Line Catalog

Contact your Dynapar representative today for any and all requests or questions regarding ...

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Dynapar OnSite Condition Monitoring System Overview

The Dynapar OnSite condition monitoring system is a remote 24/7 online condition monitoring ...

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Dynapar Quick Reference Guide

A Comprehensive Line Of Optical, Resolver and Magnetic Rotary Feedback Products

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Encoder 101: Selecting the Right Output

As if the selection of manufacturer weren't enough, many encoders offered in today's ...

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Encoder Application Handbook

A reference guide and tutorial on encoders for motion control: types, technologies, ...

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Encoder Basics Powerpoint

We will be covering: Common names & definitions, Types, Technology, Mechanical designs, ...

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Encoder Interface Protocols

Explore the vairous types of encoder interface protocols and the pros and cons of each.

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Encoder Mounting

Encoder mounting is the most significant aspect that divides encoder identity, and appropriate ...

Encoder Troubleshooting

Encoder Signal Flicker

Encoder signal flicker or jump is an inconsistency in encoder pulse shape and can often be ...

Encoder Troubleshooting

Encoder Signal Jitter

Encoder signal flicker or jump is an inconsistency in encoder pulse shape and can often be ...

Encoder Troubleshooting

Encoder Signal Overview

Encoder signal outputs are generated by a rotary encoder when the shaft or bore rotates. ...

Encoder Troubleshooting

Encoder Wiring Best Practices

Obtaining a good quality signal is essential to effective encoder feedback. Selecting the ...

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Encoder Wiring Made Simple

Encoders play an essential role in motion and automation, sending a constant stream of ...

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Encoders vs Resolvers

Learn the key differences between encoders (absolute, magnetic and optical) and resolvers.

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Encoders vs Resolvers: How to Choose

This white paper summarizes the difference between encoder and resolver feedback technology, ...

Encoder Troubleshooting

Extended Encoder Pulses

Extended encoder pulses are a phenomenon where the leading and/or trailing edges of the pulses ...

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Food & Beverage Brochure

The Food & Beverage industry requires encoders made with highly durable and resistant ...

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Funcational Safety Encoders

Safety encoders provide feedback to the controller if unsafe conditions meet. Learn more.

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General Automation Brochure

General Automation requires encoders that feature reliable signal output, rugged design, ...

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Gray Code Encoders

Learn more about gray code encoder output, when to use it and compare it to binary output

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Hall Effect Encoders

See how hall effect encoders and sensors work and the applications where they work best.

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Harzardous Area Encoders

Explore different hazardous encoder designs and learn the various classes, zones and divisions.

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HD35R Application Brochure

Ideally suited to the wind power generation industry, the NorthStar Series HD35R Generator ...

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HD35R Wind Brochure

Dynapar is leading the way as an innovator in encoder technology for wind turbines Dynapar ...

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Heavy Duty Resolver Keeps Steel Mill Rolling

Heavy Duty Resolver Keeps Steel Mill Rolling. Steel mills pose challenging conditions for ...

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Hollow Shaft Encoders

Hollow shaft encoders provide a compact way of securely mouting to a motor shaft. See more.

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How Rotary Encoders Solve Your Positioning Problems

New capabilities in encoders give you an edge in applications ranging fromiron roughnecks to ...

Application Examples

How to Measure Angles with Encoders

Angle encoders measure the rotational of a load in relation to a shaft or point and output ...

Application Examples

How to Measure Conveyor Speed with Encoders

Learn how to use rotary encoders to measure conveyor speed, calculate RPM and linear distance ...

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How to Measure Distance with Draw Wire Encoders

Learn how to use draw wire encoders to calculate linear distance with formulas to translate ...

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How to Measure Linear Distance with Encoders

How to measure linear distance with rotary encoders, encoder wheels and how to maintain ...

Application Examples

How to Measure Linear Position with Encoders

Learn how to use position encoders track the position of a load either indirectly with a motor ...

Encoder Troubleshooting

How to Mount and Install a Resolver

Frameless resolvers provide OEMs and machine builders with important design flexibility. Learn ...

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How to Specify Resolvers

A resolver is an electromagnetic transducer used in position and velocity feedback ...

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HS35R Brochure

The HS35R is uniquely different from existing encoder solutions in the Vector Motor Industry

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HSD35 Brochure

The HSD35 design includes a latching field-serviceable style connector, stainless steel shaft ...

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Incremental Encoders

Explore the fundamentals of incremental encoders, signal output and their applications.

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Incremental vs. Absolute Encoders

There are many factors you need to take into account when selecting the right encoder for your ...

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Industrial Encoder Classes

Learn the differences between heavy duty, servo and industrial grade encoders. See more.

Encoder Troubleshooting

Low Amplitude Signal

Verly low amplitude signal is a signal that appears to have the normal square wave shape but a ...

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Magnetic Encoders

Magnetic encoders provide reliable feedback in dust/dirt prone environments. Learn more.

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Magnetic vs. Optical Engines

Consider factors like resolution, environmental conditions, magnetic noise, and budget when ...

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Metalworking Brochure

The Metalworking industry requires heavy-duty feedback solutions that can withstand tough ...

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Mining Industry Brochure

The Mining industry requires highly reliable motion feedback built to withstand high ...

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Motor Encoders

Motor encoders mount to an electric motor and provides closed loop feedback. Learn more.

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NexGen Qube Brochure

Built tough for industrial applications like measuring cut-to-length or size for the Textile, ...

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NexGen RIM Tach RT8 Brochure

NorthStar — Pioneers of proven magnetic digital tachometers, remains committed to developing ...

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NorthStar RIM Tach NexGen Family Brochure

NorthStar RIM Tach NexGen Series of Digital Tachometers Designed to perform in heavy-duty ...

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Off Highway Vehicle Brochure

Depend on Dynapar for your OffHighway and specialty vehicle speed & position sensing ...

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Oil and Gas Brochure

Industries with hazardous applications such as oil & gas require encoders that meet very ...

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OnSite Condition Monitoring System Introduction

Watch a video about Dynapar's OnSiteâ„¢ Condition Monitoring System and learn more about our ...

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Optical Rotary Encoders

Learn the key operating principles of optical encoders and their applications. See more.

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Optical Shaft Encoders

Explore how optical encoders work and key differences from magnetic encoders. Learn more.

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Pulp and Paper Brochure

Speed, precision and reliability are critical in the pulp and paper industry. Dynapar offers a ...

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Pulp and Paper Industry Product Sheet

Speed, precision and control are critical in the fast-paced pulp and paper industry.

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Quadrature Encoders

A quadrature encoder outputs 2 offset pulses to sense direction of movement. Learn more.

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R56 and RF25 Brochure

R56 and RF25 Heavy Duty Resolver Brochure

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Resolver Brochure

Whichever feedback technology your customers want – incremental, absolute or resolver – you ...

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Resolvers 101: Understanding the Basics

With unlimited resolution, inherent noise protection, and no onboard processors, the resolver ...

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Servo Encoder Brochure

Often considered the “workhorse” of the encoder world, industrial duty encoders achieve a good ...

Encoder Troubleshooting

Shark Fin Pulses

Delayed signal rise time appears in the leading edge of each pulse as a rounded curve, while ...

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Ski Lift Industry Brochure

In tough environments with extreme temperatures, you need a rugged motor feedback device that ...

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SLIM Tach ST56 Brochure

Ideally suited to the wind power generation industry, the NorthStar Series HD35R Generator ...

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SLIM Tach ST67 Brochure

Our NorthStar SLIM Tach ST67 digital tachometer combines our proven rugged NorthStar ...

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SLIM Tach ST85 Brochure

Our NorthStar SLIM Tach ST85 digital tachometer combines our proven rugged NorthStar ...

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Specify the Best Resolver for Your Design

To ensure best performance, know your application demands, your system parameters, and your ...

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SSI Encoders

SSI offers all-digital, binary or gray code, point-to-point communication. Learn more.

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Steel Industry Brochure

Speed, precision and reliability are critical in the steel industry. Dynapar offers a wide ...

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Steel Industry Product Sheet

NorthStar offers a wide range of heavy duty encoders equipped with magneto-resistive ...

Encoder Troubleshooting

Stepped Encoder Pulses

Stepped pulse shapes are clean pulses that look like stepped pyramids. Here are common causes ...

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Typical Encoder Applications

Explore common applications of rotary encoders to inspire your next design. Learn more.

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Understanding IP Encoder Ratings

To buy an encoder that will last, you have to pay close attention to IEC 60529 details like ...

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Vibration Analysis

Learn the techniques of vibration analysis and benefits of continuous vibration monitoring

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Video: Benefits of Bearingless Encoders

Watch Dynapar's video on the "Benefits of Bearingless Encoders" where we showcase our RIM Tach ...

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Video: Dual Output Encoders

Watch Dynapar's video to learn how a dual output encoder can be used to provide isolated ...

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Video: NonContact Sensing Technology

Watch Dynapar's video to learn about non-contact sensing technology featuring the HDP30, our ...

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Video: Oscope Testing

Watch Dynapar's Video to Learn How to Efficiently Test your Optical or Magnetic Encoder using ...

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Video: RT8 Installation

Watch Dynapar's video to learn how to easily install NorthStar's RIM Tach 8500 NexGen with ...

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Video: ST56 Installation

Watch Dynapar's video to learn how to easily install NorthStar's new SLIM Tach ST56 with this ...

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Video: Using a Signal Splitter

Watch Dynapar's video to learn the benefits of reliably routing an encoder's signal to ...

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Video:HS35R Installation

Watch Dynapar's video to learn how to easily install Dynapar's HS35R with this step-by-step ...

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What to Know Before You Upgrade Your Line

Choosing the right feedback requires detailed information on project scope, electrical ...

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Wind Brochure

Dynapar is leading the way as an innovator in encoder technology for wind turbines

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Wood Processing Industry Product Sheet

The wood processing industry relies on motor feedback that can handle tough environments ...

Case Studies

World Famous Winemaker Finds A Replacement in Days

World Famous Winemaker Finds A Replacement Encoder in Days! Learn how!

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