Micro Optical Encoder has 5 mm body dia and 1.5 mm shaft dia.

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Designed for medical and robotics applications where size is critical, MES3 Series shaft-type optical encoder is available with resolutions of 64 or 1,024 ppr with option of line driver or open collector output signals. Unit features operating temperature range between 0-60°C and max speed of 6,000 rpm. Encoder provides precise position and speed information in motion control systems.


Original Press Release:

CUI Introduces World's Smallest Optical Encoder

TUALATIN, Ore. - November 3, 2009 - CUI Inc announces the release of the MES3 series, the latest in their line of high performance micro optical encoders. Claimed to be the world's smallest shaft-type optical encoder, the MES3 has a 5 mm body diameter and a 1.5 mm shaft diameter. The series is ideal for use in medical and robotics applications where size is critical. Smaller than a pencil eraser, it is able to provide very precise position and speed information in motion control systems, rivaling the performance of encoders more than three times its size. The MES3 is available with resolutions of 64 or 1024 PPR with an option of line driver or open collector output signals. Additional features include an operating temperature range of 0-60°C and max speed of 6,000 RPM. Lead time is 4~6 weeks and pricing starts at $799 in OEM quantities. For product information including specs and 3D models visit www.cui.com/adtemplate.asp?invky=580974. Summary
Product name: MES3
Availability: 4-6 weeks
Possible applications: medical and robotics
Primary feature: 5 mm diameter
Cost: $799 in OEM quantities About CUI Inc
CUI designs, manufactures, and markets electro-mechanical components for the OEM manufacturer. Since its inception in 1989, CUI has been delivering quality products, extensive application solutions, and superior personal service. CUI's solid customer commitment and honest corporate message are a hallmark in the industry. CUI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waytronx, Inc. (OTCBB: WYNX). For more information, please visit www.cui.com.

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