Decoders & Encoders

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Incremental Encoders target OEM designs.

March 2, 2015

Available in 64 different configurations, Models E30C and E30D are 5 V encoders suited for precision-motion control applications. Model E30C has resolutions of 200, 250, 256, 400, or 500, while Model E30D has resolutions of 500, 512, 1000, 1024, 2000, or 2048. Supplied in modular package measuring 30 x 8 mm, both operate from -20 to +85°C and output 2-channel quadrature signals that are TTL compatible. Model E30D additionally offers optional third channel index output. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Encoders offer noise-free position measurements.

February 25, 2015

Available with Optolink technology, Models XHI 801and XHI 803 can transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. Optolink provides secure data transmission up to 1,500 m in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths can be problematic, such as mining, cranes, wind turbines, and pulp/paper processing applications. Lighter than copper, optical fiber also offers galvanic isolation which can help prevent damage from lightning. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Analog Video Decoder/Encoder for ADAS improves automotive safety.

February 20, 2015

Able to replace up to 9 discrete components with one 10 x 10 mm WQFN chip, AEC-Q100 qualified TW9984 enables generation of 360° surround images for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Integration of 4 NTSC/PAL analog video decoders with 10-bit ADCs supports 4 analog camera inputs simultaneously. For system designer, flexible digital output interface facilitates sending of images to processor for combination of 4 images into unified around-view image. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Slim Rotary Encoder promotes motor design flexibility.

February 16, 2015

At 10 mm thick x <37 mm dia, ECI 1118 absolute rotary encoder offers resolution of 18 bits, accuracy of ±120 in., and option for functional safety. Its counterpart, EBI 1135 model rotary encoder, offers same slim design and single-turn feedback as well as option for multi-turn capabilities. This is made possible via battery-buffered revolution counter that can attain distinguishable revolutions up to 16 bits with external battery connected. Both encoders have non-contact design. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sealed Linear Encoder is designed for motion feedback.

February 12, 2015

With scale cross section of 14 x 10 mm and glass scale to carry measuring graduation, MSA 170 suits motion applications in various industries as well as CNC applications. Features include graduation of 20 micron and scanning carriage that operates on reflected light principle. Integrated in scanning unit, encoder electronics are available with 1 Vpp or digital TTL output signals with resolution to 0.1 micron. Max measuring length is 520 mm, and + 5 or +3 micron accuracy grades are available. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Kit Style Linear Encoder suits motion applications.

January 23, 2015

Measuring 36 x 13.5 x 14.8 mm, MS 15 provides 40 micron grating pitch on 8 mm wide steel tape carrier that has double-stick backing for direct mounting to machine axis. Measuring tape, which comes with accuracies of ±5 or ±15 microns/m and in lengths to 20 m, lets users choose reference mark (printed every 50 mm). Available with 1 Vp-p analog output or digital TTL output with resolution down to 100 nm, reader head features built-in online compensation and can achieve up to 10 mps velocity. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Modular Encoder enables angle measurement on large axes.

December 18, 2014

MSR 40 rotary position feedback system targets machine designers who want to measure angle on larger rotary axes. Suited for machines requiring motion feedback for full 360° or segment thereof, optical kit style encoder provides 200 micron grating pitch on steel tape that can be applied 3 ways to axis of motion. Available diameters range from 150–1,150 mm, and reader head is available with analog 1 V peak to peak interface as well as digital TTL interface with up to 100X interpolation. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Incremental Encoder combines modern design, enhanced features.

December 18, 2014

Operating range of WDGI standard encoder with connector outlet is -40 to +85°C, which can be optionally implemented for encoders with cable outlet. Offering option of working at pulse rates from 1,200 ppr with pulse frequencies of up to 600 kHz (TTL) or 2 MHz (HTL), encoders come in die-cast aluminium housing, are available with self-adhesive membrane option, and offer up to 25,000 pulses. WDGI58D variant offers potential bearing load of 500 N in both axial and radial load directions. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Encoder operates despite extreme shock, vibration, shaft loads.

December 2, 2014

Targeting steel, mining, and heavy equipment industries, PSE 923 features solid aluminum housing. Dual bearing sets within PSE 923 Duo-encoder can provide absolute rotary position values with up to 19 bits single-turn and 12 bits turn-counting. Incremental outputs are available in any resolution up to 32,768 ppr (215). In addition to inductive measurement technology, features include composite code wheel and multi-turn absolute position implemented without mechanical gearing. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Draw Wire Encoder offers measurement range up to 125 in.

December 1, 2014

Utilizing flexible, nylon-coated stainless steel measuring cable mounted to internal spring-loaded spool, Model RDW-PV provides digital position and speed feedback information in linear motion applications. To install, users connect cable to moving equipment and secure base to fixed object. Encoder allows for reorientation of mounting bracket or encoder connector position. With IP66 rating, RDW-PV is suited for wet, dirty, outdoor, and harsh environments. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Magnetic Absolute Rotary Encoders are precise, rugged, compact.

November 25, 2014

Intended for use in ambient conditions that prove challenging for mechanical systems, ENA58IL and ENA36IL are based on noncontact, magnetic detection principle; use 2-axis Hall sensor; and have no mechanical gearing. Inclusion of Wiegand sensor turns these single-turn absolute rotary encoders into multiturn absolute rotary encoders. Along with accuracies up to 0.1°, encoders offer resolution up to 16 bit (single turn) and 32 bit (multiturn) and signal processing time of <100 µsec. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Functional Safety Encoders carry ratings up to IP69K.

October 16, 2014

Supplied in aluminum (standard) or stainless steel (optional) housing, functional safety incremental encoders are offered with Sine/Cosine analog electronic output or digital (TTL or HTL) electronic output and can be used in industrial safety related applications up to SIL3/PLe Cat 4. Options available to fit various installations include 58 or 90 mm body, shafted or through shaft styles with cable or connector terminations, resolutions up to 2500 ppr, and selection of shaft and bore sizes. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Commutation Encoders cut assembly time on BLDC motors.

October 15, 2014

Measuring 1.125 x 1.467 x 0.407 in., AMT31 Series generates U/V/W commutation signals for vectoring current to brushless motors. Positional information is generated using capacitive code generation system coupled with ASIC. Commutation output can accommodate brushless motors with 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, or 20 pole pairs, selectable from factory or via AMT Viewpoint™ GUI. Incorporating One Touch Zero™ feature, series offers ±12 arcmin accuracy and 20 programmable resolutions from 48–4096 ppr. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Galvanometer/2D Scan Systems leverage digital encoder technology.

September 16, 2014

To offer maximum dynamic performance, single-axis dynAXISse galvanometer scanner units and intelliSCANse 2D scan systems leverage digital position detection approach that lowers moments of inertia of drives in high-precision semiconductor processing or micro-structuring. Digital se-encoder (SCANLAB encoder) uses zero-mass laser beam to sense stationary scale, eliminating need for additional inertia-increasing components while increasing reliability of micro-optical sensing. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Magnetic Single-Chip Encoder consumes just 3 µA.

September 9, 2014

Housed in 4 x 4 mm QFN16 package, Model iC-TW11 allows for 10-bit angle detection, suitable for battery-buffered applications. With sampling rate of 10 Hz, average current consumption of 3 µA is obtained, and in standby mode between measuring cycles, idle current cuts back to 100 nA. Model iC-TW11 supports sampling rates of 4 kHz with activated filter and automatic amplifier gain for 10-bit resolution at maximum accuracy. Four-wire SPI interface can be operated with up to 16 MHz clock frequency. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment

Audio/Video Encoder supports analog and digital input formats.

August 21, 2014

Designed as USB Video Class device, Model 2263S captures HD or SD video and simultaneously sends compressed and uncompressed stream to host. Supported video inputs include DVI, component, and composite. Audio is optionally captured from analog line input, compressed and multiplexed into transport stream. Controlled using DirectShow or Video4Linux video API, Model 2263S implements H.264 video compression and outputs data as MPEG transport stream or in MP4 or AVI file formats. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Bearingless Encoders suit limited space applications.

August 5, 2014

Providing position and speed feedback in limited installation space, MIR 10 Encoders are fully encapsulated, non-contact magnetic sensors with up to 4096 ppr and IP66/IP67 ratings for harsh environments. Units are available with 5 Vdc supply and TTL/RS422-compatible line drivers as well as 10–30 Vdc version with pushpull. Both variants output 2 channels with 90° shift and inverted signals. Measuring 10 x 15 x 45.5 mm, encoders have matching pole wheels that fit shafts from 6–43.5 mm. Read More

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Incremental Encoders feature ATEX and IECEx certification.

July 2, 2014

With Safety-Lock™ flameproof housing, Sendix 7000 Series is approved throughout Europe for ATEX zones 1, 2, 21, and 22. IP67-rated devices feature aluminum construction and are resistant to seawater making them suitable for offshore use. With installation depth of 145 mm and diameter of 70 mm, encoders offer up to 5,000 ppr and operate from -40 to 140°F. As absolute multiturn or singleturn encoders, series features both SSI and field bus interfaces. Read More

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Incremental Encoders offer interpolable Sin/Cos interface.

July 1, 2014

Using 2 Sin/Cos signals offset by 90°, from which quasi-continuous control behavior can be derived, Kübler Sendix 5814 and 5834 provide interpolable Sin/Cos differential signals with U = 1 VSS. Subdivision by control of sinusoidal curve produces high resolution that, due to signal quality of encoders, can be interpolated up to 16 bits. Supplied in die-cast zinc housing, IP65-rated encoders resist interference and operate from -40 to 194°F, making them suitable for motor feedback applications. Read More

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Incremental Encoders ATEX and IECEx certification.

July 1, 2014

When used in compliance with its intended protection level as absolute multiturn or singleturn encoder, Sendix 7000 series reduces existing explosion hazard. Products feature such safety features as Safety-Lock™ flameproof housing design with IP67 rating and approval throughout Europe for ATEX zones 1, 2, 21, and 22. Also, shock- and vibration-proof, aluminum housing is seawater resistant and suited for offshore use. Products offer up to 5,000 ppr and operate from -40 to +140°F. Read More