Decoders & Encoders

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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