The Electric Encoder™ is unique in being holistic, i.e., its output reading is the averaged outcome of the whole area of the rotor , This feature makes the Electric Encoder™ forgiving to mounting tolerances, mechanical wander etc. The absence of components such as ball bearings , flexible couplers, glass disc, light sources and detectors, along with very low power consumption makes the Electric Encoder™ virtually failure free.
The internally shielded, DC operated Electric Encoder™ includes an electric field generator, a field receiver, a sinusoidal shaped dielectric rotor, and processing electronics. The output signals of Electric Encoder™ are analog Sine / Cosine representing the rotation angle. The digital outputs are obtained by further processing - which may be either internal or external to the encoder.