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Where can I find a digital counter for turns?

  1. Oct 27, 2016 #1
    I have a winding machine that needs a counter to count it's turns, subtract backwards also. I did a search but most results were fairly expensive and bulky.
    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Oct 27, 2016 #2


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    How large a number is "fairly?"
  4. Oct 27, 2016 #3
    The machines are from $50 and up. Money isn't a huge problem it's just the size.
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    Why not use a second hand odometer counter out of a scrap car instrument panel.
    Remove the worm reduction and drive the end counter directly.
    If you use a trip counter you will be able to reset it to zero.
  6. Oct 27, 2016 #5


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    Optical position encoders are very cheap and so is the driving circuitry (if you are hand with a soldering iron).
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  8. Oct 29, 2016 #7
    Thank you for the suggestions everyone, I will try out your ideas.
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