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The Best Things Come in Small Packages

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Donna Peterson
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The Best Things Come in Small Packages

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


Introducing US Digital's New Line of Miniature Optical Encoders

Vancouver, Washington, USA, March 18, 2015 - US Digital is pleased to announce our full new line of E4T's and S4T's available up to 360 CPR are available for purchase. These products are designed to replace the E4P and S4 products and deliver a marked performance increase over similar encoder models.

The E4T and S4T utilize state of the art transmissive optical sensing technology, and incorporate US Digital's own proprietary OptoASIC. Assembly of the E4T is simple and efficient and retains the previous E4P's form factor.

E4T OEM Miniature Optical Kit Encoder

  • Mechanically and Electrically interchangeable with E4P
  • Improved Quadrature Signal Performance
  • 100 kHz frequency response
  • Transmissive Optical Design
  • Collet style push on optical disk design *Patent Pending
  • Simple & Efficient Assembly Process

S4T Miniature Optical Shaft Encoder

  • Mechanically and Electrically interchangeable with S4
  • Improved Quadrature Signal Performance
  • 100 kHz frequency response
  • Transmissive Optical Design

As with all of our products, the E4T and S4T are designed and manufactured in our Vancouver, Washington USA facility and will be available for purchase today. For additional information about the E4T and S4T, you can visit our Q&A page, call us at 1–800–736–0194 or email us at sales@usdigital.com


US Digital Recognized for Outstanding Business Achievements

US Digital Earns Microsoft Dynamics® Dynamic Business: Small and Medium Business Award

Vancouver, Washington, USA, February 12, 2014 – US Digital Corporation was recognized by Microsoft® with the 2014 Dynamic Business: Small and Medium Business Award as part of the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Awards program. They will be honored by Microsoft executives at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 5, at Convergence 2014 Atlanta, the premier Microsoft Dynamics user conference.

The 2014 Customer Excellence Awards, which are presented in 17 categories, recognize and celebrate Microsoft Dynamics customers that have achieved notable accomplishments using their Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

Established in 1997, the Customer Excellence Awards are awarded each year at the Convergence user conference in the United States. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that help businesses work more effectively.

Learn more about US Digital's award-winning implementation of Microsoft® Dynamics here.

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US Digital Releases the EM2 High Resolution Encoder Module

Vancouver, Washington, USA, November 26, 2013 – US Digital has raised the performance bar of their popular encoder module series by releasing a next generation high resolution encoder module – the EM2 – capable of resolutions of up to 5000 CPR in a 1-inch diameter disk. Previously, a maximum resolution of 1250 CPR was available in a 1-inch diameter disk format utilizing the very popular EM1 encoder module.

The higher resolutions offered by the new EM2 encoder module now allow many of US Digital’s products such as the E5, E2, S5, S1, H1 and H5 to extend resolutions beyond the current 1250 CPR limit up to 5000 CPR.

For more information visit usdigital.com/em2 for additional details and to download a comprehensive EM2/EM1 comparison chart.


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