Patented encoder for brush, brushless dc motors

Pittman 35-mm ROSE (reflective optical sensing) incremental-encoder for brush-commutated and brushless dc is newly patented.

By Control Engineering Staff January 2, 2006

Pittman 35-mm ROSE (reflective optical sensing) incremental-encoder for brush-commutated and brushless dc is newly patented. Device achieves multiple line counts using only one module instead of requiring discrete modules for individual line-count applications. Encoder is configured to fit a variety of motor products available from most manufacturers. It features a PC-board-based design and multi-tracked code discs to enable a wide range of resolutions (192-512 cpr) using minimal parts. PC board consists of surface-mount components to promote flexibility in low tooling costs and quick turnaround to accommodate custom control electronics. www.pennmotion.com PennEngineering Motion Technologies