incremental rotary encoder
Rotary encoders are most commonly used in vehicles
as part of the steering wheel system. They generally
take the form of a mounted incremental encoder with
integrated ball bearing. This ensures a long service life.
Within the context of the steering system, angle
sensors form the counterparts of the rotary encoders.
These are based on a potentiometer and are used to
detect the position of the wheel. Angle sensors can
also be used for detecting the throttle valve position
on combustion engines and for measuring angles in
the case of other setpoint generators such as a pedal.