The S6 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.
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 S6 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.
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.
A secure connection to the S6 series encoder is made through a 5-pin (single-ended version) or 10-pin (differential version) latching connector (sold separately). The mating connectors are available from US Digital with several cable options and lengths.
For differential version: the internal differential line driver (26C31) can source and sink 20mA at TTL levels. The recommended receiver is industry standard 26C32. Maximum noise immunity is achieved when the differential receiver is terminated with a 150Ω resistor in series with a .0047 μF capacitor placed across each differential pair. The capacitor simply conserves power; otherwise power consumption would increase by approximately 20mA per pair, or 60mA for 3 pairs.
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.