Programmable Encoder 2.0

Programmable Encoders


No Software, No App, No Installations

POSITAL has introduced powerful new programming capabilities and tools for their IXARC series of rotary encoders. Programmable incremental encoders continue to be popular since the measurement characteristics of the device (number of pulses per rotation, output level, etc.) can be modified through a software update without requiring any changes to physical components.Now however, the engineers at POSITAL have taken the programmable encoders concept to a whole new level with the new generation of IXARC programmable rotary encoders.

  • Incremental and absolute encoder functions on a common hardware platform
  • Wide range of mechanical configurations and connector types – literally thousands of models are offered
  • Professional configuration management over the whole lifecycle
  • Compact 36 mm versions – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand
  • Very compact UBIFAST Cconfiguration box creating Wifi Hotspot
  • No software installation − Configuration using any WiFi enabled device
  • Parameters to program: PPR, resolution, number of turns, direction

Simple Programming

UBIFAST configuration tool


With the new capabilities, the encoders’ performance characteristics can be extensively modified through software changes, without requiring any changes to physical components.
POSITAL has also introduced the UBIFAST configuration tool, a hardware module that can be easily connected to programmable encoders through accessory cables. The UBIFAST tool features a built-in WiFi hotspot and webserver. Once the tool has been powered up, any WiFi-enabled smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer can connect to the WiFi hotspot and the configuration interface will automatically open up in a standard web browser window – no app, no software installation, and no Internet connection are required. 

Configurable Parameters

Five different rotation measurement modes can be configured, using the common hardware platform:

  • Incremental interface only
  • SSI singleturn
  • SSI multiturn
  • SSI singleturn + Incremental
  • Multiturn + Incremental

Absolute encoder parameters that can be selected:

  • Singleturn resolution
  • Multiturn range
  • Code (Grey or Binary) and
  • Code sequence (clockwise or counter-clockwise increasing).

The resolution of incremental encoder signals can be adjusted in the range of 1 to 16384 PPR (65536 Quadrature).

Large Variety of Hardware Options − Easy To Select

POSITAL’s programmable encoders are available in a very large variety of mechanical configurations, including 36, 42 and 58 mm flanges and a variety of shaft types: clamp, blind hollow, square or syncro flange. POSITAL’s online product finder tool helps you to quickly and efficiently identify your product.


How to Program a POSITAL Encoder with the UBIFAST Configuration Tool