Rotary Encoder suits tight constraint applications.

Press Release Summary:

MOD 700 is comprised of LED and OptoASIC configured into small caliper, offering resolutions as high as 2,540 PPR. Opto-ASIC phased array photo diode IC features high tolerance for axial movement (+/- 0.010 in.) and power consumption of 40 mA. Standard stainless steel code disk offers range of standard optical radii, from .375 to .860 in. MOD 700 can be surface mounted onto PCBs or installed onto flexible circuitry via SMT solder pads on base of unit.

Original Press Release:

BEI Duncan Electronics Announces Miniature Surface Mount MOD 700 Optical Encoder Series

TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 20, 2002 - Duncan Electronics, a division of BEI Technologies, Inc., has developed the new Incremental Rotary Encoder MOD 700 Series, offering a highly miniaturized encoder solution ideally suited for integration into motors or other tight package constraint applications. Based on the company's proven Opto-ASIC technology, the high performance device accommodates a broad range of standard code disk resolutions and diameters with a miniature lead-frame caliper that easily surface mounts directly onto the PCB.

Comprised of an LED and OptoASIC configured into a small caliper, the MOD 700 incorporates Duncan's proven encoder technology in an extremely compact package size of 17.7 mm x 9.6 mm x 8.89 mm and features resolutions as high as 2,540 PPR (Pulse Per Revolution). The MOD 700 encoder leverages the success of Duncan's Opto-ASIC design, a phased array photo diode IC noted for its high tolerance for axial movement (+/- 0.010"), low power consumption (40 mA typical), and high operating temperature capability from 0°C to 85°C (-40° to +105°C optional). This technology provides for a 0.030"(0.75 mm) air gap, allowing for easy mounting without tight tolerance constraints. The Opto-ASIC chips also offer 5V TTL dual channel
quadrature output and index.

The MOD 700 can be surface mounted onto PCBs or installed onto flexible circuitry via SMT solder pads on the base of the unit. Two integrally molded orientation posts in the miniature caliper's housing assure correct alignment on the PCB. The unit
has a weight of only 25 grams.

The MOD 700 Models can be provided with a wide range of optical disks to accommodate a variety of shaft diameters. The standard stainless steel code disk features a broad range of standard optical radii, from as small as .375" (9.38 mm) to as
large as .860" (21.5 mm) and can accommodate shaft diameters from .125" (3.12 mm to 1.025 mm). A photographic film code disk is also available for applications with lower temperature extremes.

"The MOD 700 generation encoder offers small size, high performance and flexibility - criteria that have typically been incompatible," commented John Pindroh, BEI Duncan Sales Manager. "Duncan achieved its goal of designing an encoder that
would provide the smallest package size and accommodate the broadest range of standard optical radii with the most common requested resolutions. We are pleased to introduce a product that will be of extreme interest for high volume requirements like motor feedback."

The combined benefits of Opto-ASIC technology make the MOD 700 ideal for customization in meeting tight packaging and popular resolution requirements. Designs can include custom code disk radii and dedicated resolutions between 100 to 2540 PPR. Custom code disks can also be built to accommodate shaft diameters from
less than 1 mm to several inches, with keying provided for disc/shaft indexing. Other options include special or modified electrical performance, terminations, and mounting options to meet exacting application requirements. Immediately available, typical unit pricing starts from $18.00 each in large quantities.

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