The TI-5000JX allows you to align incremental encoders and resolvers much more quickly and safely than using an oscilloscope. Probing low and high voltage lines while the motor is spinning (dynamic alignment) and looking at data on an oscilloscope is error-prone and dangerous. The TI-5000JX displays the angle of the feedback device while it is stationary (static alignment). You simply lock-up the motor and slowly adjust the feedback device until you reach the desired alignment angle. Watch these videos on our Youtube Channel to see how quickly this can be done: https://www.youtube.com/c/MitchellElectronicsInc
Both the SICK PGT and Heidenhain PWM20/IK215 products are good for testing their own encoders, but are not so helpful for the process of aligning the feedback to the motor. The TI-5000JX is designed specially for this process. It shows encoder counts, electrical angle, and mechanical angle. It is easier to get a sense of feedback adjustment tolerance when working with electrical angles and over time you will be less likely to make a mistake when working with various types of motors with different numbers of poles. The process is the same for all types of feedback and motors.
In addition to testing many different feedback brands on one device, one of the major advantages of the TI-5000JX is the ability to read and write the various manufacturer memory types within the encoder. Instead of displaying hexadecimal formatting like the other testers, the TI-5000JX decodes the data and reports it in a human readable format such as Motor Type, Nominal Torque, Max Velocity, Alignment Angles, etc. This way a simple visual check can determine if anything has been corrupted. For motors that use checksums, our tool verifies those checksums and the integrity of the data. If alignment data is stored you can easily read out two lockup angles for aligning the motor later. You can also save the data for later if you repair another motor just like it and need to fix corrupted data!