''World's smallest'' high-resolution encoder

''World's smallest'' high-resolution encoder: That’s the claim made by Scancon A/S of Allerød, Denmark, for its new 2MC incremental encoder, which offers resolutions up to 5,000 pulses/rev (20,000 counts) in a 16-mm diameter body.

08/28/2003



The 2MC encoder weighs just 15 grams (0.53 oz) and has an operating temperature range of–20 to 70 °C.

That’s the claim made by Scancon A/S of Allerød, Denmark, for its new 2MC incremental encoder, which offers resolutions up to 5,000 pulses/rev (20,000 counts) in a 16-mm diameter body. The encoder uses true lines on disk rather than interpolated lower line counts to provide increased accuracy, says Scancon.

The 2MC runs on 5 V input and comes with a CMOS output. It can operate at 12,000 rpm (200 kHz), has shaft- and hollow-shaft versions, and is available with a standard shielded cable or optional ribbon cable mounted with a 10-pin IDC connector. Low power consumption allows the encoder to be directly connected to a PLC. Numerous accessories are available for mounting 2MC on most major brands of fractional horsepower motors (under 750 W).

—Frank J. Bartos, Executive Editor, fbartos@reedbusiness.com





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