Homing method ‘evaluation of encoder overflow’

For encoder types that don’t provide a zero pulse but provide an absolute position within an certain range, for example resolvers, it is possible to use the overflow of the encoder position value as zero pulse replacement. In this case the axis is homed as soon as an overflow or underflow of the encoder position is recognised.

An overflow of the position value occurs when the position delivered by the encoder while moving in a positive direction jumps from the maximum value (e. g. 65535) to 0. Analogously an underflow occurs when the encoder position value of the axis moving in a negative direction jumps from zero to the maximum value. An overflow or underflow of the encoder position values is handled automatically by the NC kernel.