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US Digital designs and manufactures absolute encoders in both optical configurations, for the highest possible resolution and accuracy, and magnetic versions for demanding environments. In either case, absolute encoders report a shaft angle within a single 360-degree shaft rotation without stops or gaps. Unlike incremental (sometimes called "relative") encoders, absolute encoders provide true (absolute) shaft position, eliminating the need for a "home" or "zero" cycle after a supply-voltage power cycle.

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