Incremental encoders are used to detect speed, position, or angle. Thanks to their versatility, they are used in various applications in factory, logistics, and process automation.
The incremental encoder provides information on the direction of travel and the speed of the automated guided vehicle system (AGV system). The encoder can either be directly mounted on the motor, on an axle, or on a revolving wheel.
Solid shaft encoders are normally used in this context. The speed that is measured is used to calculate the position and to ensure the security field is observed using.