In our last few blog posts, we’ve been exploring various single-cable electrical interfaces for motor feedback encoders. Now, we turn to BiSS Line—an open-source iteration of the BiSS protocol that, like SCS open link, supports single-cable technology. Let’s take a closer look at some of its defining features and benefits: What is BiSS Line? A […]

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To meet the demands of digital drive controllers in today’s smarter, more automated factories, electrical interfaces have had to evolve. RS485 and SinCos, for example, are two classical interfaces that together make up RS485 + SinCos—a hybrid protocol that provides the benefits of both incremental and absolute encoders. But as single-cable technology continues to gain […]

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In our previous blog, we explored what SCS open link is and how well it fits with advancing drive systems. This fully digital, single-cable protocol provides the servo-motor market with a much-needed nonproprietary standard—creating greater flexibility when it comes to encoder selection. But the advantages don’t end there. Let’s take a closer look at how […]

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In today’s increasingly automated and smarter factories, servo-driven systems have become more prevalent than ever. Until now, the electrical interface limited the kind of encoder you could use in these applications-but all that is changing with SCS open link. This once-proprietary standard is now publicly available, ensuring the compatibility of devices from different manufacturers and […]

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If you design and manufacture motors and drive systems, you know that factory automation and servo motors go hand in hand. Nowadays, you can expect to find servo motors running on more machine axes than ever in packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, robotics and other applications requiring precise positioning of a load. In fact, as automation continues […]

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As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to transform manufacturing operations into Smart Factories, machines must exchange information with other machines on multiple levels. When designers select an encoder, not only must they consider how it interacts with the drive but also how it communicates as part of a larger intelligent sensor network. Enterprises […]

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NORD Drivesystems, a company that manufacturers drive technology for mechanical and electronic applications, uses our Sendix 5000/5020 incremental encoders for many of their motor-driven systems. Thanks to their rugged design features, these encoders can take on the kind of demanding applications NORD motors are often used for—from conveyors to overhead hoists. To integrate the Sendix […]

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Inclinometers, which measure an object’s angle of tilt, are often used on cranes and other heavy-duty equipment. This, coupled with the fact that they’re primarily used outside, means they need to operate reliably under demanding conditions. For these reasons, robustness and safety are key—and it’s important for your inclinometer to provide both. For an example […]

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To avoid downtime and costly repairs to your motor-driven systems, make sure you pay attention to the construction of your incremental encoders. The best encoders will have design features that allow them to resist shock and vibration loads, as well as overcome any installation errors that introduce misalignment. It’s important to select incremental encoders that […]

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