Laser Rotary Encoder withstands factory environments.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 56 mm, heavy-duty Model M1-H features max frequency response of 8.3 MHz and max rotation rate of 10,000 rpm. Balanced line driver output circuit allows for long distance signal transmissions. System's 780 mm semiconductor laser offers max output power of 5 mW, with signal error of 25 arc-sec. Encoder is suited for computer/electronics, imaging systems, optical scanners, semiconductor equipment, speed control, and 3-D digitizing.

Original Press Release:

Canon USA Releases New Laser Rotary Encoder

High Durability of M1-H Product Ideal for Factory Environments

[LAKE SUCCESS, NEW YORK, November 20, 2003] - The Semiconductor Division, Encoder Products Group, of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), has recently announced the addition of its M1-H - a heavy duty 10,000 rpm system encoder designed for factory automation, manufacturing and robotics applications. Ideal applications for the M1-H product include: computer/electronics, imaging systems, medical, optical scanners, semiconductor equipment, speed control and 3-D digitizing.

The M1-H is compact and lightweight, measuring 56mm and weighing only 260g. It features a balanced line driver output circuit that allows for long distance signal transmissions and the system's 780nm semiconductor laser offers maximum output
power of 5mW, with signal error with 25 arc-seconds.

Key M1-H Product Specifications:

Max. Freq. Response: 8.3MHz

Max. Rotation Rate: 10,000 rpm

Signal Output: Analog

Operating Temp: 0° C to 70°C

Vibration: <10G, 500Hz

Shock: 60G, <11 msec

Weight: 260g

For more information and application notes, contact Ron Travis, Semiconductor Division, Encoder Products Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc., One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, New York 11042. Phone: 516-328-4611. Fax: 516-328-4601.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and is ranked # 39 on the Business Week list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent
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