Hamilton, NJ 08609-2020



POSITAL is a leader in the design and manufacture of position and motion sensors, with products that are used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, packaging, material handling, mobile machinery, energy exploration/production and medical equipment.


1800 East State Street, , NJ , USA
Suite 148,
Hamilton, NJ 08609-2020

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POSITAL Kit Encoders: Precision Position Control on a Budget

POSITAL-FRABA has introduced new kit encoder models that help make it possible to achieve highly accurate and reliable control of machinery with inexpensive stepper motors. These new products feature absolute motor position feedback. For models with multi- turn measurement ranges, the rotation counter is powered by a Wiegand wire system that captures electrical energy from the rotating magnet. No backup batteries are required!

Stepper motors can be an inexpensive alternative to servomotors for positioning machinery in industrial automation applications, However, in their basic form, stepper motors are open-loop devices. If the motor is unable to respond to the control system (e.g. due to unforeseen mechanical resistance), the true position of the machinery will diverge from the position understood by the control system. Control accuracy is lost, with potentially serious consequences.

A solution is to close the control loop by adding a position or motion feedback sensor to the motor. Of course, for this approach to make sense, the stepper motor/feedback sensor combination must be less expensive that an equivalent servomotor. POSITAL has addressed this need by introducing a range of cost-efficient position feedback devices – kit encoders – designed specifically as upgrade accessories for stepper motors.

POSITAL’s motor feedback kit encoders use the same core technology as the company’s well-proven IXARC magnetic rotary encoders. The magnetic measurement technology is tolerant to moisture and dust and capable of withstanding higher levels of shock and vibration loading.

POSITAL kit encoders for stepper motors are easy to install. The mounting footprint matches that of popular incremental encoders from suppliers such as US Digital and Broadcom (Avago). Assembly tolerances are significantly less stringent than for optical encoders, so that these sensors can be installed under normal factory conditions.

Read more about POSITAL: https://www.posital.com/en/products/kit-encoders/kit-encoders.php

Products & Press Releases

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Absolute Encoders Feature IO-Link Interface

Sept. 25, 2020
Smart absolute rotary encoder ready for Industry 4.0.
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IXARC Rotary Encoders With Modbus RTU Interface

Aug. 12, 2020
The IXARX Rotary Encoders from Posital-Fraba are available in a wide range of mechanical configurations.
Diverse-redundant absolute rotary encoders are a valuable component for safety critical motion control systems.

Safety First—Through Clever Design

July 2, 2020
Posital relies on diverse-redundant absolute encoders for safety-critical applications.
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More Tiltix—Explosion-Proof Inclinometers for Hazardous Locations

Jan. 23, 2020
POSITAL is a supplier of advanced industrial position sensors used in a wide variety of motion control and safety systems.
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Hollow Shaft Encoder Kits with Self-Powered Multiturn Capability

Nov. 20, 2019
POSITAL’s new hollow shaft kit encoders are designed for installations where it is useful to have a rotary position measuring element (encoder) fit around a machine’s shaft or...
POSITAL’s IXARC incremental encoders are now available with a special housing that features a cable entry angled at 45° to the device’s axis.

Incremental Encoders Save Space with Angled Cable Entry

Nov. 12, 2018
POSITAL’s IXARC incremental encoders are now available with a special housing that features a cable entry angled at 45° to the device’s axis.
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BiSS Interfaces for Motor Feedback Kit Encoders

March 13, 2018
Magnetic Kit Encoders support the non-proprietary open-source Bi-Directional Synchronous Serial (BiSS) Line communication protocol.
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Magnetic Kit Encoders

Jan. 25, 2017
Encoders from POSITAL feature multi-turn range with no need for backup batteries.
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Rotary Encoders for Safety-Critical Systems

June 23, 2016
The IXARC magnetic encoders for safety-critical systems from POSITAL feature redundant measurement elements and are certified to Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL 2) and Performance...
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POSITAL Announces Versatile Display Units for Rotary Encoders

June 10, 2016
POSITAL, a major manufacturer of industrial position and motion sensors, has added a series of stand-alone digital display units to its catalog of accessories.

Articles & News

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Supplier News

POSITAL Rotary Encoders Available in Space-Saving 27 mm-Long Housing

Oct. 26, 2021
Position and motion sensor specialist POSITAL has announced new models of its popular IXARC rotary encoders with housings that are only 27 mm long. This reduced length, combined...
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Posital Fraba Exhibits Cube and Measuring Wheel Incremental Encoders

Sept. 29, 2021
The company’s incremental encoders provide accurate measurements for highly precise motion control applications.
POSITAL’s kit encoders are now BiSS Certified.
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POSITAL Kit Encoders Certified for Compliance with BiSS Interface Standards

July 30, 2021
POSITAL has received certificates of compliance for its family of kit encoders that feature BiSS C interfaces. These encoders are designed to be installed in motors or drives,...
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FRABA Launches New Business Units and New Brand Identity

June 28, 2021
The international FRABA Group has announced the creation of two new business units: UBITO and CREDEMUS. Building on the successes of major in-house innovations for the established...
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Supplier News

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic - FRABA Grew By Three Percent Worldwide in 2020

May 20, 2021
Strong numbers and momentum point to a positive new year.
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Supplier News

POSITAL Precision Magnetic Encoders – Available with BiSS-C Communications Interface

April 26, 2021
POSITAL’s IXARC high-precision magnetic absolute rotary encoders will be available with a BiSS-C interface. Encoders with this interface are ideal for commutation and position...
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Supplier News

POSITAL Measuring Wheels: Linear Position and Speed Sensing with Rotary Encoders

March 30, 2021
POSITAL’s measuring wheel accessories for its IXARC family of rotary encoders enables these devices to make accurate linear motions and position measurements. “Encoders are great...
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Supplier News

Multiturn Encoder for Micro Motors

Jan. 29, 2021
Performance in a 22 mm format: Reliable multiturn measurements, no batteries required!
The heart of the Wiegand Sensor is the specially conditioned ferromagnetic Wiegand Wire, which is embedded in a fine copper coil. Changes in an external magnetic field are used to generate electrical impulses or energy.
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Wiegand Sensors - Proximity Sensing with Extra Powers

Dec. 16, 2020
Wiegand sensors – tiny devices that use variations in an external magnetic field to generate electrical signals and energy – have unique properties that make them a useful option...
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EncoderMatch.com Product Selection Tool Targets MRO Needs

Oct. 1, 2020
Find the replacement encoder you need quickly and easily. Minimum order quantity: One!



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POSITAL Announces Absolute IXARC Encoders with IO-Link Interface

Nov. 18, 2019
Position and motion sensor specialist POSITAL has announced that its family of absolute IXARC rotary encoders has been expanded to include support for the popular IO-Link communications...
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POSITAL Introduces Mobile-Friendly Version of its Online Product Finder

April 6, 2016
POSITAL’s online Product Finder tool now supports easy-to-navigate access by smart phones and other mobile devices.