Optical encoders

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Optical encoders convert angular or linear movement into an electrical signal through the use of an optical sensor. They indicate position, movement, direction and displacement in both rotary and linear applications.

Applications

Optical encoders are found in many motion control applications, such as motion control of motor shafts. They can be found in coordinate measuring machines and positioning and measuring devices for medical applications.

Technologies

Optical encoders measure angular and linear movement through the use of an optical light source and photo detector. This light source can either be reflected or transmitted through a coded disk or scale to indicate an incremental or absolute position.

How to choose

Be sure to consider details such as speed, resolution, length and other constraints when looking at optical encoders.

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1 products FAULHABER
FAULHABER 4 096 N
Optical incremental rotary encoder 4 096 N FAULHABER

The Absolute encoder produced FAULHABER are designed for reliability and efficiency. Constructed...

1 products MAHR
MAHR 12 mm | P1514
Glass scale optical incremental linear encoder 12 mm | P1514 MAHR

Incremental Probe Millimar carries an output signal of 1 Vss. With approximate 12 mm measurement...

1 products SANYO DENKI
SANYO DENKI
Optical absolute rotary encoder SANYO DENKI

Our encoders are designed suitable for high-precision systems. The sizes are small and the...

1 products Allen Bradley
Allen Bradley 10 - 2 500 ppr | 844A
Hollow-shaft optical incremental rotary encoder 10 - 2 500 ppr | 844A Allen Bradley

The Bulletin 844A Hollow-Shaft Incremental Encoders by Rockwell Automation provide the...

1 products HAMAMATSU
HAMAMATSU P11159-01AS
Module P11159-01AS HAMAMATSU

Small package and high resolution encoder module features in the range of P11159-01AS and is an efficient optical encoder module....

Elbo - Eredi Bassi Araldo sas 50 - 500 mm | GL5, GL1
Optical absolute linear encoder 50 - 500 mm | GL5, GL1 Elbo - Eredi Bassi Araldo sas

This product is Designed to make possible installations on limited spaces on both Machine Tools (e.g. diametral axis on...

Elbo - Eredi Bassi Araldo sas 50 - 1800 mm | GT5, GT1, GR5, GR1
Optical absolute linear encoder 50 - 1800 mm | GT5, GT1, GR5, GR1 Elbo - Eredi Bassi Araldo sas

The GT and GR series have been designed to achieve quality and reliability at competitive prices. They can be installed on both Machine Tools...

Elbo - Eredi Bassi Araldo sas max. 6150 mm | MX, MXR, MXL , MXRL
Optical absolute linear encoder max. 6150 mm | MX, MXR, MXL , MXRL Elbo - Eredi Bassi Araldo sas

The MX scales have been designed for heavy duties. They can infact be installed on big machine tools (HBMs, Vertical Lathes, etc) and have got the biggest cross...

Elbo - Eredi Bassi Araldo sas 70 - 620 mm | GM5, GM1, GM0,5
Optical absolute linear encoder 70 - 620 mm | GM5, GM1, GM0,5 Elbo - Eredi Bassi Araldo sas

The GT and GR series have been designed to achieve quality and reliability at competitive prices. They can be installed on...

Leader Precision Instrument Co. Ltd
Optical absolute linear encoder Leader Precision Instrument Co. Ltd

The Linear Encoder, manufactured by Metrology®, can detect and display a precise displacement of the tools for machine and measuring that includes the installed digital readout through the milling...

1 products ELESTA
ELESTA EOI R007 series
Optical incremental rotary encoder EOI R007 series ELESTA

Elesta GmbH’s EOI R007 is an optical 3-channel encoder system. Mounted on a plane facing the...

BERNIO ELETTROMECCANICA max. 30 VDC, max. 15 mA | EB 50
Optical incremental rotary encoder max. 30 VDC, max. 15 mA | EB 50 BERNIO ELETTROMECCANICA

Bernio presents EB 50 optical encoder. It is available as monodirectional with 50 pulse each turn or as bidirectional with every turn having 25 pulses. It has been designed for Bernio’s type 615 and 742...

1 products PITTMAN
PITTMAN 48 - 5 000 ppr
Optical incremental rotary encoder 48 - 5 000 ppr PITTMAN

Pittman® manufactures optical incremental rotary encoders which are suitable for positioning...

2 products HIWIN
HIWIN
Optical incremental linear encoder HIWIN

Read Head – Standard Type 1. Analog or digital signal output 2. Same installation holes as other optical encoders, easy to switch and replace 3. Integrated...

HIWIN
Optical incremental linear encoder with counter display HIWIN

Linear Scale System with LCD Display 1. LCD display (AA battery) 2. Embedded read-head; suitable for various cutting and woodworking machines 3. Custom setting saving function available Specifications: 1....

1 products HIRSCHMANN
HIRSCHMANN gSENS series
Optical absolute rotary encoder gSENS series HIRSCHMANN

Geometric Sensors (gSENS series) Measurement of absolute and relative Positions Hirschmann geometric sensors are designed to meet the increasing demand for precise and...

1 products BOURNS
BOURNS EM14, EN
Optical incremental rotary encoder EM14, EN BOURNS

Rotary encoders are ideal for use as digital panel controls or position sensing devices in a wide range of...

Delta Electronics, Inc. 5 - 24 V, max. 300 kHz | ROE-E series
Optical incremental rotary encoder 5 - 24 V, max. 300 kHz | ROE-E series Delta Electronics, Inc.

ROE-E Series is an angle-measuring sensor device which is used to detect angular velocity. It can convert the angular velocity that is input into the shaft to the corresponding pulse numbers following...

Rational Precision Instrument Co., Ltd 50 - 1000 mm | WTA series
Glass scale optical incremental linear encoder 50 - 1000 mm | WTA series Rational Precision Instrument Co., Ltd

WTA serise slim linear scales Specialities ● Response speed: over 60 meters per minute ● No intermediate interface is needed over 100 meters long-distance data...

video Rational Precision Instrument Co., Ltd 50 - 3200 mm | WTB series
Optical incremental linear encoder 50 - 3200 mm | WTB series Rational Precision Instrument Co., Ltd

WTB serise slim linear scales Specialities ● Response speed: over 60 meters per minute ● No intermediate interface is needed over 100 meters long-distance data...

1 products Moticont
Moticont
Optical incremental linear encoder Moticont

Optical Encoder Module is a transmissive device. This module is designed to detect the linear position when used together with a linear...

Applied Microcircuits 16 bit, 66 MHz | S10130
Integrated circuit 16 bit, 66 MHz | S10130 Applied Microcircuits

Supports encoding and decoding for G.975.1 I.7 UFEC OTN links (239/255 FEC OH) Supports bypass mode for applications requiring UFEC bypass (EFEC, GFEC, or NO FEC applications) Provides...

2 products NECKAR
NECKAR IP50, 5 VDC | RV 20
Optical incremental rotary encoder IP50, 5 VDC | RV 20 NECKAR

The optoelectronic shaft encoder of series RV can be mounted to all motor series of...

NECKAR IP50, 5 VDC | RV 30
Optical incremental rotary encoder IP50, 5 VDC | RV 30 NECKAR

The optoelectronic shaft encoder series RV can be mounted to all motor series of "GEFEG-NECKAR"....

1 products motrona
motrona LW213 - LW216
Optical fiber module for encoder and sensor signals LW213 - LW216 motrona

The optical fiber modules LW213/214 or LW215/216 form via optical fiber an autonomous transmission system for the transmission of incremental signals of encoders and sensors. The use of the optical fibre...

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optic encoders, optical coding devices, optic coders, industrial optical encoders

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