If print data is to be applied synchronized to a movement, an encoder signal is required for the operation of our print modules.

An encoder signal fed to a print module is forwarded to all connected units via an internal bus system.

Differentially fed as well as “single ended” signals with levels between 3 and 30 V can be applied.

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of add-on boards for conditioning, converting and transporting encoder signals.

The signals are first freed from interference by parameterizable filters and then processed by the integrated counter logic.

To achieve the desired resolution fineness, the signals can be multiplied and downsampled.

For use in dropwatcher installations, dispensing systems or in a continuous flow machine, the firing rate of a print module can also be controlled by a simple single-channel fed clock signal.

Supplied quadrature signals can be swapped under parameter control to change the counting direction of the position counter.

A module can continuously monitor the supplied encoder signals and perform actions based on conditions.

For example, it is possible to switch on a UV lamp installed for drying in the printing area.

To simplify the coupling of encoder signals, we have developed a series of small add-on boards.

The small modules can be connected by ribbon cable and have a uniform pinout.

There are simple cable adapters, adapters for Ethernet cables, signal amplifiers with Schmitt triggers and converters from differential to singled-ended signals and vice versa.