Steppers include encoding function

EAO now supplies customised stepper motors with a range of options, including encoding capabilities.

The motor shafts can be modified in a number of ways. Standard flats can be fitted, pinions can be cut into the shaft, and motors can be fitted with customer-specified pulleys. The smaller motors – sizes 17 and 23 – can have their cases modified to accommodate the HP HEDS range of optical encoders, which produce 500 or 360 pulses per rev.