Air Gap in High Resolution Optical Encoders
April 18, 2016
As the resolution of optical encoders increases, the distance from sensor to disk decreases. In the incremental encoder industry, this distance is called the “Air Gap”.
In the side view photo of an optical encoder above, the two red lines indicate the air gap between the sensor and disk in a QR145 incremental rotary encoder.
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