Optical Shaft Encoder suits harsh environments.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with industrial-grade, metal, size 25 housing with double O-rings, Model XT20 Superseal X-Treme Encoder(TM) employs double case, sealed, encoder-within-a-sealed-encoder design that protects critical components. Superseal adds Teflon® seals to bearing assembly, and construction offers additional sealing around cable ports as well as connector options, including M12 connector.

Original Press Release:

Encoders for Nasty Environments - The X-Treme Encoder(TM) Series From EPC

SANDPOINT, IDAHO, May 14, 2003:
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 encoder simply do not lend themselves to being used in these types of difficult environments. The new X-Treme Encoder(TM) Series from Encoder Products Company (EPC) is specifically designed to address these situations.

The Model XT20 Superseal X-Treme Encoder(TM) is the flagship product, and the first member, of this new series. Starting with an industrial grade, all metal, size 25 housing with double o-rings, Superseal adds also two Teflon seals to the bearing assembly, but it doesn't stop there. The double case, sealed "encoder-within-a-sealed-encoder" design means that, even if the nasty stuff gets past the first layer of protection, more 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 an M12 (12mm) connector, 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, such as battery manufacturing plants, off shore oil rigs, and the like, 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".

For additional information contact EPC, PO Box 249, Sagle, ID 83860, 800-366-5412, www.encoder.com.

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