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ttemple
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Re: WHy not proper shielding?
ttemple   8/14/2012 1:34:23 PM
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While it doesn't explicitly state it in the article, it appears that the encoders in question have single ended outputs.  It appears that the extenders convert the signals to differential mode, which is much more noise tolerant.  Shielding is a good idea, but with single ended signals I doubt it would have been enough if there is serious high frequency switching noise all around.

kf2qd
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WHy not proper shielding?
kf2qd   8/14/2012 11:30:30 AM
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Having built and serviced CNC plasma cutting machines, proper shielding of cables does wonders. The comercial products we used all had shielding built into the harness to keep the noise out. And the shields were always grounded at 1 end only., and in some cases where the design was older and more sensitive they actually had 2 shields, insulated from each other and each one grounded at opposite ends of the cable.

Also - effort should be made to seperate the motor and encoder cables. Often just having them shielded and a few inches apart is sufficient.

GlennA
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ground loop ?
GlennA   8/14/2012 11:07:31 AM
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You mention using shielded cables.  Did you ground only one end of the cable shield ?  I have seen installations with both ends of the cable shield connected to ground, which makes ground loops a concern.

naperlou
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Shorter signal path
naperlou   8/14/2012 9:02:24 AM
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I was wondering, as I was reading the article, why you did not look at shortening the signal path.  I can think of reasons, but I am wondering what the situation is in this case.

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