I am considering HKT22 optical encoder, had a very good look on Phidgets website but wasn't sure how it integrates (or doesn't) with other Phidgets.
My setup currently is stepper + controller + encoder, wanting to drive stepper to up to +-0.15mm precision.
Ideally, I would like to use rotary optical encoder and have a closed loop on the Phidgets board. That is, I plug HKT22 optical encoder into to Phidgets controller board (eg DCC1000_0) then set the stepper target to eg 100 and the controller board uses encoder to figure out if any missteps have happened and adds steps until it reaches the target position of 100.
Is this possible / available to buy? If yes, what do I need in terms of controllers?
I understand I can use my own software to read the optical encoder and then instruct controller/stepper motor. This is all fine but introduces unnecessary delays in communication and many components that could fail in the process (from hardware to software).
If control loop with custome software is the only way, is it possible to connect HKT22 to Phidgets InterfaceKit 1010 as (presumably digital) input?