Commonly Asked Questions About Mechanical Counters
What is a Mechanical Counter?
A mechanical counter is a counting device powered by the movement of a ratchet. Mechanical counters serve as indicators or totalizers for individual items or sequences of events.
How Do Mechanical Counters Work?
With no power source needed, mechanical counters operate based on the old principle of carrying over. A rotary or ratchet input prompts the mechanical counter to increment the turn of a simple number wheel. Often viewed as primal technology, mechanical counters are integral components of many applications where advanced technology is not reliable or durable.
What Are Electric Counters?
Electric counters offer a single or multi-functional digital counting solution time indication (such as in time meters and clocks) or rate indication (such as tachometers). Electric counters are typically easy to program and boast easy-to-read LED displays.