The S2 series high resolution optical shaft encoder is a non-contacting rotary to digital converter. Useful for position feedback or manual interface, the encoder converts real-time shaft angle, speed, and direction into...
Based on our continuous process improvement program, US Digital is changing the current marking method for our EM1 and EM2 encoder modules to a serialization method. This change will allow for each module to have a unique code; the current marking method is based on a date code system that includes all encoder modules produced within a specific week / year. The serialization system will be based on a hexadecimal system.
This PCN is a formal notification that US Digital is discontinuing the Sealed Housing option for the following products:
A2 Absolute Optical Encoder
A2T Absolute Optical Inclinometer
H1 Ball Bearing Optical Shaft Encoder
H3 Ball Bearing Optical Shaft Encoder
S1 Optical Shaft Encoder
S2 Optical Kit Encoder
The Sealed Housing option provides the encoder with low level capability of surviving in moisture environments, however the encoder is NOT water proof or intended to be used in applications where this is required.
As part of US Digital's continual assurance of supply strategy, we have qualified additional sources for our LED die used in our EM1 encoder module, which in turn impacts all of the following products:
The device specification will remain the same, i.e. there will be no change to form, fit or function of the product(s) as specified by US Digital. The appropriate quality and reliability testing has been performed on representative products to ensure normal parametric distribution, consistent with US Digital's quality and reliability standards.
The S2 series high resolution optical shaft encoder is a non-contacting rotary to digital converter. Useful for position feedback or manual interface, the encoder converts real-time shaft angle, speed, and direction into TTL-compatible quadrature outputs with or without index. The encoder utilizes a mylar disk, metal shaft and bushing, LED light source, and monolithic electronics. It operates from a single +5VDC supply.
The S2 is our first generation ball bearing optical shaft encoder and is available for those customers who have designed it into their products; however, the S6 is recommended for new designs in place of the S2.
The S2 is normally designed for applications of 10 feet or less. For longer cable lengths, adding a PC4 / PC5 differential line driver is recommended.
Three shaft torque versions are available. The standard torque version has a sleeve bushing lubricated with a viscous motion control gel to provide torque and feel that is ideal for front panel human interface applications.
The no torque added option has a sleeve bushing and a low viscosity lubricant (that does not intentionally add torque) for low RPM applications where a small amount of torque is acceptable.
The ball bearing version uses miniature precision ball bearings that are suitable for high speed and ultra low torque applications.
Connection to the S2 series encoder is made through a 5-pin standard connector (sold separately). The mating connectors are available from US Digital with several cable options and lengths.
US Digital designs and manufactures rotary absolute and incremental optical encoders, inclinometers and other precision motion control components used in a variety of applications including industrial automation, medical, robotics, textiles, renewable energy and more. US Digital is ISO 9001:2015 certified.