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Angular position measurement


Medición de angulos

Mesure d'angle

Angles can be measured mechanically by using a calibrated scale on two legs flexibly connected to each-other.

In the electronic method of measurement the angle is captured by a sensor and transposed by a measuring element. A distinction is made between:

- absolute measuring:
a value proportional to the angle is measured and displayed.

- relative measuring:
the measured value is compared with a fixed, known quantity
and their ratio is evaluated and displayed as the result.

Relative measuring allows the compensation of deviations caused by ageing which leads to a higher measuring accuracy over the total life cycle.