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Tracking a rotating item

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Rene Steinhauer
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Tracking a rotating item

Hello,

I will be conducting an expierment where I will be making voltage measurements on a rotating platform.  Duruing the expierment, I need to be able to document the voltate when the rotatin is at 4 loations 360 degree, 90 degrees, 180 degrees and 270 degrees.  In my mind, I see a product on the computer screen and printable where there are 2 graphs running in parallel.  A number 1,2,3 or 4, would indicate which direction is noted on the screen and the ability to see the voltage reading of the expierment above.  Obviously the voltage reading is a separate instrament.  My question is how to best make this work wiht the T-7 pro?  I was thinking of using a magnetic pick up on a rotating stage and 4 magnets on the outside of the rotating area.  Is there a way to make this work or is there a better way to set this up?

Rene Steinhauer

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It sounds like your magnet

It sounds like your magnet setup would be similar to creating a magnetic encoder. Instead, I might recommend you look into getting an incremental/quadrature encoder.

More information on our quadrature feature can be found here:

https://labjack.com/support/datasheets/t-series/digital-io/extended-feat...

https://labjack.com/support/software/applications/t-series/kipling/regis...

We have an encoder-reliant application near the bottom of this page that may be similar to what you want (minus the graphs for the analog measurements):

https://labjack.com/support/app-notes/digital-IO/photoelectric-rotary-en...