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Optical Encoder Logs In As Market’s Smallest

Optical Encoder Logs In As Market’s Smallest

Introduced as the industry’s smallest shaft-type optical encoder, the MES3 sports a body diameter of 5 mm and a 1.5-mm shaft diameter. Highly viable for medical and robotics applications, the component reportedly provides very precise position and speed information, rivaling the performance of encoders more than three times its size. The MES3 is available with resolutions of 64 or 1,024 ppr with an option of line-driver or open-collector output signals. Additional features include an operating temperature range from 0° to +60°C and a maximum speed of 6,000 rpm. Price for the MES3 is $799 in OEM quantities. CUI INC., Tualatin, OR. (800) 275-4899.
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