Posital announced a major upgrade to its family of 36 mm kit encoders for motion control applications. For these new devices, upgrades include higher resolution and refined packaging that provides more compact form factors, better protection from solid particles and simpler installation procedures. While sharing many characteristics with Posital’s stand-alone absolute encoders, kit encoders are stripped down designs without separate shafts or bearings. When installed in a motor, a permanent magnet array is attached directly to the motor’s shaft, while the measurement module would be attached to the motor’s housing. The result is an assembly that provides precise, feedback on the shaft’s rotary position, enabling inexpensive BLDC or stepper motors to perform many of the functions of more costly servomotors. These devices have been used successfully in thousands of motor and robot installations.