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Sensing the Motion: Rotary Position Sensors - August 2010

Dennis Horwitz

The article "Sensing the Motion: Rotary Position Sensors" appeared in the August 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
This paper provides an overview of the more common position sensor options and references actual case studies to illustrate the diverse solutions available and the reasons behind some of the decisions. Three cases are used to illustrate the needs of different applications leading to the choice of a particular type of position sensor. The cases reviewed include a gantry crane, wind turbine and aerial cable car.

Keywords
Sensors, rotary encoders, resolvers, position sensors

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