JRM Vol.5 No.5 pp. 448-452
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1993.p0448


High Accuracy Calibration System for Angular Encoders

Tadashi Masuda* and Makoto Kajitani**

*Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, 2200-2 Toyosawa, Hukuroi-shi, Shizuoka, Japan

**The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Choufugaoka, Choufu-shi, Tokyo, Japan

May 11, 1993
May 21, 1993
October 20, 1993
Rotary encoder, Angular standard, Self-checking method, Angle measurement
This paper describes an automatic calibration system for various angular encoders with high resolution and high accuracy. The system has a photoelectric encoder as a reference standard with 225000 P/R, and object encoders are compared with the reference standard. Using the time conversion method, the relative angle position errors are detected with 0.001" resolution, and all graduations are automatically measured. The reference standard is automatically calibrated by the self-checking method used the other encoder. As the calibration results, the calibration values of the reference standard were obtained with an accuracy of approximately ±0.5 arc second, and the accuracy of the calibration values were presumed to be approximately 0.05 arc seconds.
Cite this article as:
T. Masuda and M. Kajitani, “High Accuracy Calibration System for Angular Encoders,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.5 No.5, pp. 448-452, 1993.
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