Thursday, August 21, 2008

AS5040 Encoder

Originally uploaded by thebluedirt
Here's a Closeup of the AS5040 encoder on the motor.

The adapter to hold the magnet is nylon. This encoder is really overkill-- its 2000 count resolution per turn, and the motor is geared down 40:1, turning the feed screw with 18:1 lead.

The result is a very crazy 14.4 M counts per inch! The pic 18F4331 interrupt handler very happily keeps up with them all though


Forrest Higgs said...

Great stuff, Dave! Thanks for putting this up for the rest of us to see properly!

Dave said...

Thanks, Forrest!

If you dont mind, please provide guidance on the level of detail in my posts when you think its necessary.

I'm new to blogging, but recognize the importance of readable brief posts, while having enough detail to actually generate ideas and feedback. ...