Encoder Programming Tool

Encoder Programming Tool

Reprogram your Avtron Encoder!

  • Drastically slash your encoder inventory!
  • Reprogram PPR, Phasing, and Line Driver output with just a couple clicks
  • Can program Incremental, SSI, and Analog encoders
  • Web-based tool that connects to most internet capable devices with an internet browser
  • On-board Diagnostic LED for status of device at-a-glance
  • Compact and light-weight design
  • Works with the AV4/HS4, AV6/HS6, & AV30/HS40
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Are you struggling to keep many different encoders in stock for your needs?
Now you can use one encoder to solve many applications!

The Avtron Encoders Programming Tool allows you to quickly and easily change the parameters of your AV4/HS4, AV6/HS6, or AV30/HS40 Encoder with just a couple clicks!

Setup is simple: The Programming Tool is a web-based device that connects wirelessly to any computer, smartphone, or tablet with an internet browser. Be sure to purchase the programming cable(s) that fit your encoder connector(s). Plug the Programming Tool into power, plug the encoder into the cable; you'll reprogram units in under 2 minutes!

The Avtron Programming Tool is designed for easy customizing of your encoder. For incremental encoders, reprogram PPR to anything between 1 to 16,384. Choose between standard and reverse incremental pulse direction (phasing). And finally, choose between HTL (5-30V) or TTL (5V) for your line driver output.

The Avtron programming Tool also allows for quick reprogramming of select absolute encoders that use SSI or Analog communication protocols. Choose resolution, bits per turn, counting direction, output format, and many more options!

Programming more than one encoder? Our device auto-stores your last configured parameters, making it easy to program many different encoders in one sitting. Simply plug in the next encoder that you would like to re-configure, click "Auto Configure" and you're set!

Stop stocking many variations of encoders. Use the Avtron Encoder Programming Tool to reconfigure your encoders!
Programmable Parameters
          PPR: 1 to 16,384
          Phasing: Standard or Reverse
          Line Driver Output: HTL (5-30V) or TTL (5V)
          Singleturn Resolution: 256 steps (8 bit) to 65536 steps (16 bit)
          Number of Turns: 1 turn (singleturn) to 65536 turns (16 bit multiturn)
          Code Output: Binary or Gray code
          Direction: CW up or down
          Direction Changes w/: Supply voltage or ground
          Preset Value: 0 to max resolution selected
          Output Direction: CW up or down
          Analog Interface: 
                  - 0-10 V or 0.5-9.5 V
                  - 0-5 V or 0.5-4.5 V
                  - 4-20 mA
          Measurement Range: min 22.5 degree to max 23592600 degree

Diagnostic LED: Standard
Compatible Encoder Models**: AV4/ HS4, AV6/HS6, AV30/HS40
Included in Box: Programming Tool, USB Wi-Fi Adapter, Power Adapter, Terminal Block, & microSD card

*Programming cables sold separately, required.
**Select configurations only
  • Add programming cable(s) required for connector based units
  • Terminal block included for units with flying leads
  • Auto Configure option remembers your last set parameters
  • Simple interface makes it easy to reconfigure encoder
  • 1 Year No-Hassle Warranty
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Light Mill Duty

AV20, AV25, AV6A, AV6M, Avtron Elevator Encoder, Cables and Connectors, Encoder Couplings, Encoder Programming Tool, HS25A, HS35A, HS6A, K661, SC65

Mill Duty

AV32, Cables and Connectors, Encoder Couplings, HS35M, HS35X, HS6M, K661, M185, M3, M3(small), RAHS35M

Heavy Mill Duty

AV115, AV125, AV44, AV45, AV56, AV56-Wind, AV56S, AV67, AV85, AV850, AVSK, Cables and Connectors, Carlen Replacement, HS44, HS45, K661, M4, M4(small), XP5, XR115, XR12, XR125, XR45, XR4F, XR5, XR56, XR67, XR85, XR850, XR97, XRB1, XRB2, XRB3

Severe Mill Duty

AV12, AV30, AV485, AV5, AV685, Cables and Connectors, Carlen Replacement, Encoder Couplings, HS40, K661, M484, M6, M6C, M7, XP5, XPH1, XPH8, XR12, XR485, XR5, XR685, XR97, XRB1, XRB2, XRB3,
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In This Section

  • A Quad B

    A Quad B refers to the set of output quadrature signals from an incremental quadrature encoder to indicate speed and direction, including complements: A, A NOT, B, B NOT (, , , ). Most Avtron encoders offer A Quad B output at no extra cost.  For more information on quadrature- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrature_phase

  • Encoder

    A device which indicates position and speed via a set of digital outputs. Incremental encoders output quadrature (A Quad B) signals, and may add a marker pulse once per revolution.  Absolute encoders typically indicate position via a digital message, a set of parallel outputs, or analog values.

  • Incremental Encoder

    An encoder that produces pulses in proportion to distance moved or rotated. Incremental encoders can also have a marker pulse Z, Z NOT (, ) once per revolution to provide a position reference. Avtron produces a full range of incremental rotary encoders.

  • Light Mill Duty

    Light Mill Duty encoders are designed for industrial applications but must be protected from contamination, temperature cycling, and physical force, including shock, vibration, and bearing loads. Examples include AV20, AV25, HS25A, and HS35A models.

  • Line Driver

    The chip or output circuit that forms the electrical pulses output from the encoder. Avtron has extremely advanced line driver technology to prevent damage from overvoltage and short circuits. Avtron offers optional high-power line drivers to permit Avtron encoder signals to travel farther down long wires to remote controller/drive locations without the need for repeaters or amplifiers.

  • PPR

    Pulses Per Revolution. Most Avtron encoders output quadrature pulses, with four times as many lines as pulses. Often lines can be counted in the drive/speed controller for higher resolution applications.

  • Pulses

    Pulses are also known as counts and are the low voltage output transitions which indicate movement of the encoder. Encoders are rated by resolution or PPR (pulses per revolution). Pulses are not the same as lines.

  • Quadrature

    To determine which direction an encoder is revolving, encoders output quadrature signals: two streams of pulses, A & B, generated at 90° timing angles. (Also called A Quad B) A leading B indicates rotation in one direction; B leading A indicates the encoder is rotating in the opposite direction. Example: “A leads B with clockwise rotation as viewed from the encoder face on an HS45 encoder." Many encoders with quadrature outputs also have complementary outputs: A NOT and B NOT signals.

  • Rotary Encoder

    A rotary encoder provides position and/or speed feedback information about a rotating shaft.  Rotary encoders may be hollow shaft, no-bearing modular, coupled solid shaft style.  They may provide absolute positioning information, or incremental velocity feedback. Avtron rotary encoders are designed and built to be far more reliable than ordinary rotary encoders. Avtron encoder white papers on our blog provide more details of how and why Avtron rotary encoders are more reliable.

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