The Divide-By Module option provides a method to divide the effective resolution and signal frequency of a quadrature output incremental encoder. The Divide By option is available with the BEI Optical Isolator and Broadcaster. The module receives quadrature counts from an incremental encoder and divides them by a predetermined integer value. The index signal is passed through without modification. When combined with the Optical Isolator a single encoder can be used to feed different control devices, synchronizing their outputs at different ratios. This can lower parts count and reduce overall system costs.
This module accepts single ended or differential inputs and divides the signal by a factory set number from 2 to 256. The resulting output signal is a reduced resolution of the input signal. Ideal for use in machine retrofitting and for applications where a different resolution output is needed from the same encoder source. When ordering, make sure to specify the divide-by amount in the model number (see ordering options below).