Our mechanical device needs to be index properly at start-up but there is a 5:1 ratio of motor turns to device turns. This means that we have to start the motors in the correct spot at startup otherwise there is a 1/5 chance it will index to the correct spot.
We are considering taking apart an encoder, removing the index point and making it so that the index point is on the mechanical device instead of the motor. This would hopefully allow the mechanical device to index to the same location at startup each time even if the motor has to make several rotations. Any input or ideas?