Fremont, Calif.Elma Electronic has re-qualified its Type E33 high life incremental encoder's rotational life to more than 1 million rotations.
The E33 boasts rugged construction features, including an all metal body, metal threaded bushing and standard metal shaft. The E33 can also be modified into a concentric configuration, available on a special order basis.
The E33 employs Elma's proprietary indexing mechanism, creating tactile feedback that is evident through gloves. This is a critical design consideration for applications such as mobile radios and medical instruments in which the user may need to operate a panel control without looking at the selection indicator. The E33 can be ordered with or without an integrated push button. Various shaft, indexing schemes, and mounting options are also available.
With 32/16, 32/8, 16/16, 16/8 detents/pulses per revolution, the E33 offers the choice of 0.5, 1.5, 2.0 or 2.5 Ncm switching torque options. There is selectable front panel sealing to IP60 or IP68 and a threaded or non-threaded bushings. The E33 comes packaged in tray or tape and reel format.
Pricing: Between $2 and $5 each in large, production quantity volumes, depending on configuration.
Availability: The standard lead-time is four weeks ARO.
Elma Electronic Inc., 1-510-656-3400, www.elma.com