Video: New shafted miniature encoder for small spacesEngineering360 News Desk | January 20, 2022
US Digital has expanded its line of miniature encoders with a new shafted encoder. The S16 Micro Optical Shaft Encoder is about 40% smaller than the company's next smallest shafted encoder, the S4T, but comes with higher resolution — up to 4,096 counts per revolution before quadrature — and comes with index.
According to US Digital, the smaller housing makes it easier to fit into the design of modern electronics and systems with smaller components. The S16 comes with shaft sizes of 0.125 inches, 0.250 inches and 6 mm. The S16 encoder is available with either a bushing or ball bearing system for high speed applications. The shaft torque is designed to provide the feel of a potentiometer for front-panel manual interfaces. A five-conductor, polarized, 0.8 mm pitch connector is used to connect the encoder.
Specs include an operating temperature range of -40° C to 100° C, electrostatic discharge of 12 kV and a maximum supply voltage of 5.5 V.