Optical Shaft Encoder is suitable for harsh environments.

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Superseal encoder, built on Model 725 Size 25 Optical Shaft Encoder platform, adds double o-rings to case seal and 2 Teflon® seals to bearing assembly. Double case, within sealed encoder design, provides protection for critical components. Additional sealing around cable ports and connector options such as Turck Eurofast® are included. Unit withstands caustic, fine dust, and saline environments in applications such as battery manufacturing plants and off shore oil rigs.



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EPC is Proud to Announce "Superseal"; The Encoder Designed to Handle Your Worst Nightmare



SANDPOINT, IDAHO, June 14, 2002: Using optical shaft encoders in nasty environments - caustic, fine dust, saline, and the like - has always been, at best, a chancy proposition. The electronics and other critical components at the heart of an optical encoder do not lend themselves to being used in these types of difficult environments. At least that used to be the case, but Superseal, the encoder designed by Encoder Products Company (EPC) specifically for your worst nightmare, goes a long way towards solving that problem.

Built on the time tested and ultra reliable Model 725 Size 25 Optical Shaft Encoder platform, Superseal starts by adding double o-rings to the case seal and two Teflon seals to the bearing assembly, but it doesn't stop there. A double case, sealed encoder within a sealed encoder design, means that, even if the nasty stuff gets past the first layer of protection, extra layers still won't let it reach the critical components. Add to that still more sealing around the cable ports, and special connector options, including the Turck Eurofast®, and you have an encoder that can "take a lickin' and keep on tickin'". Superseal was beta tested in some of the worst environments imaginable, like battery manufacturing plants, off shore oil rigs, etc., and while we can't say it always survived, it always stayed operational at least three to five times longer than any alternative. Superseal is definitely worth a try in your next "worst nightmare".

Superseal, like all Accu-Coder(TM) brand encoders, is manufactured to EPC's exacting standards to ensure the quality you've come to expect from the Accu-Coder(TM) brand. And, with EPC's exclusive three-year warranty, you can be confident your Accu-Coder(TM) will provide years of trouble free use.

For additional information contact EPC, P0 Box 1548, Sandpoint, ID 83864, 800-366-5412, www.encoderproducts.com.

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