Encoder Following is a control scheme where the encoder from one axis is used to command a second axis. This is a useful feature when it is desired to have one axis follow a second such as in a gantry or conveyor. Also referred to as Electronic Gearing.
- In simpler systems
- Encoder Following can reduce the computational load on a centralized controller and allow the drives to coordinate motion
ADVANCED Motion Controls' Capabilities
- Input:Output ratios are fully adjustable from simple 1:1 to arbitrary values (ex: 2:7) with a range of 1 to 215-1 for input counts and -215 to 215-1 for output counts