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PSoC 5, 3 & 1 MCU

Anonymous
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 why optical sensors are use for measuring rpm?

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1) Galvanic isolation.

   

2) Faster speed.

   

3) Larger distance between sensor and shaft depending on type.

   

 

   

www.ee.buffalo.edu/faculty/paololiu/566/sensors.ppt

   

 

   

Regards, Dana.

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... and can be used as a hand-held device to measure rotating parts without the need of an electrical connection.

   

 

   

Bob

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There are also number of transducer technologies that permit RPM

   

measurement, contactless, handheld, non optical, like -

   

 

   

1) Pressure

   

2) Sonic

   

3) Magnetic

   

 

   

etc..

   

 

   

Regards, Dana.

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Anonymous
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 how to get pulses from optical sensor?

   

tell me working principal?

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Imagine you have got an airplane modell and want to measure rpms of the propeller. The difference of light reflections can be the signal to count (and divide by two).

   

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a reflecting mark on a wheel could be detected. Usually you take a phototransistor or a photodiode for light detection. To further increase the insensitiveness against environment light you cold use an LED emitting at a higher frequency (kHz) and pick-up and filter your signal appropiately.

   

 

   

Bob

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Slotted disk approaches -

   

 

   

www.freemansgarage.com/tach.html

   

 

   

www.wisc-online.com/objects/viewobject.aspx

   

 

   

www.avagotech.com/pages/en/motion_control_encoder_products/

   

 

   

If shaft drives a generator/alternator, detect pole piece ripple frequency to compute RPM.

   

 

   

So may approaches, so little time.......

   

 

   

Regards, Dana.

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Dumb questions -

   

 

   

1) W what are you trying to measure the RPM of ?

   

2) Range of RPM you are trying to measure ?

   

3) Absolute accuracy you are trying to achive for measurment ? Or is relative accuracy more important ?

   

4) Environment the measurment is taking place in ? Temp, Pressure, Shock.......

   

5) Measurement device distance you desire from shaft that is rotating ?

   

6) Power available for measuring device ?

   

 

   

So many questions, so little time.........

   

 

   

Regards, Dana.

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