Compact Incremental Encoder provides 162,560 counts max.

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Engineered with interpolative electronics, 1.5 in. dia L15 can lend design flexibility of up to 40,640 cycles/turn to control systems. Internal electronic multiplication boosts output resolution up to 16 times with no degradation of overall encoder accuracy. Featuring standard quadrature detection option, product comes in size 15 servo mount style package with ¼ in. dia stainless steel shaft and accommodates up to 5 lb radial or axial load.

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Compact Encoder Provides over 160,000 Counts

BEI Industrial Encoders, Goleta, CA, (an operation of Custom Sensors & Technologies, Inc.) -- Measuring only 1.5 inches in diameter, the L15 incremental encoder from BEI can now provide system designers with high-resolution capability in a compact package. Engineered with robust interpolative electronics, the L15 can give you the design flexibility of up to 40,640 cycles per turn in your control system. The internal, electronic multiplication boosts output resolution up to 16 times with no degradation of overall encoder accuracy. A maximum of 162,560 counts is available by using the standard quadrature detection option available on most PLC's, counters and controllers. This new high performance option for the L15 is ideal for space or weight limited applications requiring high accuracy: applications such as semiconductor fabrication and industrial robotics. Now you can have a precision encoder packaged to fit where others can't.

The L15 encoder features a size 15 servo mount style package, ¼-inch diameter stainless steel shaft and can accommodate up to 5 pounds radial or axial load. The L15 encoder package has field-proven ASIC electronics, sealed dual bearings and BEI's accurate code disk in an all metal housing to ensure ruggedness and reliability.

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BEI Industrial Encoders (IED) is an operation of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST). IED manufactures optical encoders and associated electronics for the industrial market. IED is the market-leading brand of encoders in North America.

About Custom Sensors & Technologies
Headquartered in Moorpark, Calif., Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a business unit of Schneider Electric. CST was formed from the combination of Kavlico, Crouzet, Crydom and former divisions of BEI Technologies. CST provides sensors, controls and actuation products to the industrial, transportation, and military and aerospace markets.

About Schneider Electric
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