Motor Encoder offers scanning speed of 60 Hz.

Press Release Summary:

Model FS1 consists of laser diffraction and interference rotary encoder with single-phase, 4-pole coreless, brushless dc motor and dedicated controller. Compatible with high-speed raster scanning systems with large diameter beams, encoder is suited for applications in rapid-prototyping and PC board manufacturing. It offers scan angle of ±10° and rotor inertia of 35.4 gcm-sq with 0.10 Nm motor torque constant at Z phase position.

Original Press Release:

New Scanner Motor Encoder Expands Canon Line

LAKE SUCCESS, NEW YORK, November 24, 2004 - The Semiconductor Division, Encoder Products Group, of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), has introduced the new FS1 high speed, high precision motor encoder. The FS1 consists of a specialized Canon laser diffraction and interference rotary encoder with a single-phase 4-pole coreless brushless DC motor, and a dedicated controller.

Compatible with high-speed raster scanning systems with large diameter beams, FS1 has been designed into a host of applications in rapid-prototyping and high density PC board manufacturing. These include laser VIA-hole, marking, cutting and welding systems. Other typical applications include lighting effects equipment and systems.

The Canon FS1's advanced technology helps reduce manufacturing costs and increased uptime. The system features a scanning speed of 60Hz and a scan angle of +/-10°. The motor encoder's rotor inertia is 35.4gcm-sq with a 0.10Nm motor torque constant at the Z phase position.

The FS1's compact design enables the system to control the laser beam's scanning action in miniaturized environments where physical space is limited and therefore extremely valuable.

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 #35 on the Business Week list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2003, with global revenues of $29.9 billion. For more information, visit

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