US Digital will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018. We will resume regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

Press Releases

E4T and S4T Miniature Optical Encoders are Now Available at Higher Resolutions up to 1000 CPR

E4T and S4T Miniature Encoders

We've got some great news about our smallest encoders. The E4T and S4T miniature optical encoders are now available at even higher resolutions than before! With two new CPRs of 512 and 1000, we've successfully doubled the resolution while keeping the housing unchanged.

Utilizing state-of-the-art transmissive optical sensing technology, these newly announced resolutions now support applications requiring up to 4000 pulses per revolution. This substantial increase in resolution was achieved without any compromise to package form factor, electrical characteristics or output signal robustness. The E4T line of encoders is available in both single-ended and differential signal outputs for applications where noise immunity is critical. Moreover, the 512 and 1000 CPR options retain the E4T's simple and efficient, push-on hub disk assembly process, helping US Digital customers keep installation time, assembly cost and complexity to a minimum.

Where space is limited, the E4T and S4T miniature optical encoders are the perfect fit for motion control. Get details at: usdigital.com/E4T and usdigital.com/S4T


US Digital Releases New MD3 Microstepping Motor Driver

MD3 Microstepping Motor Driver

Vancouver, Washington, USA, August 6, 2018 – US Digital, a U.S. manufacturer of motion control products since 1980, announces the release of the MD3 Programmable Microstepping Motor Driver. It is capable of driving motors from NEMA size 14 to 42. The MD3 accepts 9-50VDC power inputs and rated for currents up to 7A continuous duty.

In addition to digital input controls, the MD3 can be configured and controlled using the open MODBUS RTU protocol over an RS485 bus. A supplied GUI application allows change to many settings including the number of microsteps per full step, acceleration/deceleration rates, speed, and current cutback.

The design supports multiple MD3 units on the same RS485 bus and allows for programmable motion profiles. In addition, the MD3 has a brushed DC motor speed control mode.

For more information visit usdigital.com/md3.


PayLink Now Available to US Digital Customers

Nodus PayLink

Introducing PayLink from Nodus Technologies, Inc.. PayLink is a fast, secure, and convenient way for US Digital customers to make credit card payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere!

With a one-click link to review invoice details and make payments, the PayLink process is fast and easy. There's no need to log into a website, a payment portal, or retype financial information with every online payment. You can store these details for future use within a private and secure environment.

Please note: With this new service – as of May 21, 2018 – US Digital will be transitioning away from accepting fax order forms. Questions? Please feel free to contact the customer support team at sales@usdigital.com or call (360) 260-2468.


US Digital Introduces New Addition to Miniature Optical Encoder Portfolio at ATX West 2017

Anaheim, California - February 8, 2017 - US Digital, a US manufacturer of quality motion control since 1980, today announced the introduction of the E8T miniature optical encoder. Combining small form factor and resolutions up to 720 CPR, the E8T is ideally suited for medical and other space sensitive applications that require reliable position and velocity feedback. The E8T's small package footprint fits motors as small as National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) size 11 with more than 40% reduction in package height compared to other commercially available solutions.

Utilizing US Digital's proprietary OPTO-ASIC technology, the newly announced E8T supports up to 2,880 pulses per revolution with excellent repeatability. The E8T is available in over 3,240 different configurations and features either single-ended or differential signal outputs. Moreover, the E8T features a simple and secure, push-on hub disk design and a high-retention connector for quick, easy and reliable installation that keeps assembly cost and complexity to a minimum.

Product Features

  • 9 resolutions up to 720 CPR
  • 3,240 configurations available, including single and differential output
  • Compact, low profile form factor
  •   1.120 inch (in) / 28.45 millimeter (mm) package outside diameter
  •   0.460 in / 11.68 mm package height
  •   Fits NEMA 11, 14 and 17 motors
  • Simple and efficient assembly process
  •   Four-piece construction
  •   Push-on hub disk design, patent pending
  •   High retention connector
  • 100 kilohertz frequency response
  • Functional replacement for US Digital's E7P and E8P

"Whether its portable technology or diagnostic equipment destined for the laboratory floor, today's medical applications face increasing pressure to become smaller and lighter without compromising functionality," said Donna Peterson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at US Digital. "The E8T's small, low profile package and available resolutions make it uniquely positioned to help address these requirements while delivering excellent value and reliability relative to alternative motion control solutions."

Availability

Sample and production quantities of E8T are now available. To learn more about the E8T product line, or for complete technical specifications, including mechanical drawings, visit http://www.usdigital.com/E8T.

About

With over a million off-the-shelf configurations, plus any number of custom product offerings, US Digital has delivered quality in motion since 1980. Located in Vancouver, Washington, the vertically integrated facility and the stellar service team provide customers with lead times significantly shorter than the competition, offering same-day fulfillment on most orders. Please contact US Digital for more information at 1.800.736.0194 or sales@usdigital.com.


US Digital ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

ISO 9001:2015 logo

US Digital announces its ISO 9001 standards certification renewal from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. As part of the ISO certification process, US Digital engaged in a rigorous audit of its business and manufacturing processes, as well as product quality requirements. These standards are followed throughout the company including areas such as customer service, design, manufacturing, assembly and distribution of motion control products and accessories.

Additionally, as part of the ISO certification requirements, US Digital maintains an ISO compliant Quality Management System ensuring our commitment to customer satisfaction and strengthened performance through constant process improvement.

The International Standards Organization (ISO) reviews its standards every five years in order to remain current in an ever-changing business environment. ISO 9001 sets quality management standards and guides businesses and organizations to ensure their products and services consistently meet customer's requirements and that commitment to quality is continually improving. ISO 9001:2015 is the most relevant certification to date, replacing the previous ISO 9001:2008 standards.

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate