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New SMT ChipEncoder integrates with customer PCB Designs for Lowest Cost High Performance Motion System
 
Inmoco allows OEMs to dramatically enhance their motion control designs with the introduction of the miniature, high-performance CE300 ChipEncoderTM from MicroE Systems. Measuring just 7mm x11mm, it provides up to 100 times more resolution than competitive devices: 3,000 to 327,000 quadrature counts per revolution, or 10 microns to 1 micron, linear. Small size, high speed, on-board interpolation and digital output improve system accuracy and stability, while enabling easy integration with OEM PCB designs for lowest total motion system cost.
 
Designed for automated manufacturing, the CE300 is compatible with pick and place and solder reflow systems, and is cost -effective for OEMs with volumes of 500 or more per year. The encoder offers all the benefits of an integrated circuit: chip-sized packaging, cost savings through integration with customer electronics, and compatibility with automated manufacturing equipment. Plus, the ChipEncoder is RoHS compliant and, importantly, requires no alignment following final assembly.
 
Measuring just 7mm by 11mm, the ChipEncoder fits in spaces too small for other encoders, yet it offers up to 100 times more resolution than competitive devices. Based on a 40μm pitch diffractive scale, the system's integral interpolation electronics can deliver up to 1μm linear resolution at high speed.
 
An optical, non-contact system delivering high levels of reliability, the ChipEncoder includes either a linear or rotary glass scale, and a BGA packaged sensor that integrates into customers’ own PCB design. In addition, just one model works in both linear and rotary designs and the unit’s three-channel differential output offers users the benefit of an index.
 
                                                          
MicroE Systems MercuryTM Encoder Family From Inmoco
 
For applications where higher performance than the ChipEncoder is required, Inmoco offers the MicroE Systems miniature Mercury family of encoders. These deliver up to 268 Million counts per revolution, and can be provided as an EMI shielded encoder with a cable and connector. There are 29 models in programmable, digital, analogue, multi-axis and vacuum styles.  Mercury encoders give designers the flexibility to use metal tape scales, glass linear and glass rotary scales. Mercury encoders are the smallest, fastest and smartest 20 micron encoders on the market.

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For further information contact : Gerard Bush, Sales Application Engineer, INMOCO Limited, 4 Brunel Close, Drayton Fields, Daventry  NN11 8RB. Tel: 01327 307600  Fax: 01327 300319. E-mail GerardB@inmoco.co.uk
 

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