Optimizing Robot Design with Dual Encoders

The cost of producing a robot is strongly influenced by its design. One essential design component is the rotary encoder, which measures the speed and position of each axis. An encoder’s accuracy thus determines the final accuracy and repeatability at the tool center point. As a result, special attention must be given to proper encoder mounting during production. In this interview Jonathan Dougherty, Business Development Manager, Automation, at Heidenhain Corporation, discusses best practices to optimize robot design with encoders.