With the EC11 series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers a series of 11mm incremental-type encoders with metal shaft. The devices, which are available in a wide selection with or without center-push switch or rather a self-return switch, are impressive for their compact architecture. Depending on the model, the encoders either provide a flat or slotted metal shaft with an operating length of 15 to 26.4mm or a knurl. The dual-shaft models have a 25mm inner shaft and a 15mm outer shaft.
The encoders feature a resolution of 18/30/36 detents and 9/15/18 pulses per rotation, depending on the application. The necessary detent torque ranges between 3 and 30mNm. The center-push switch is designed as single-pole single-throw push-on switch and is rated for switching currents of up to 3mA at 16VDC.
Suitable for vertically and horizontally operating direction, the EC11 series is remarkable for its long operating life with up to 20,000 switching cycles and 15,000 rotational cycles. The encoders are rated for voltages of 5VDC and have a maximum operating current of 10mA with resistive load. Their operating temperature ranges from 30°C to +85°C. Typical applications are automotive AV equipment, consumer products, and home appliances.
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ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.
Since its establishment in 1948 ALPS has grown as a comprehensive manufacturer of electronic components. At present ALPS is creating innovative high-value-added products in its main business segments Components, Magnetic Devices, Communications, Peripheral Products, and Automotive Electronics which are contributing to the advance of a digital society. ALPS is a global company that carries out its operations with 23 production bases in 9 countries as well as 57 sales bases in 14 countries. Consolidated net sales in the year ended March 31, 2008 amounted to YEN 693 billion.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH, a subsidiary of ALPS Electric Co., Ltd., was established in 1979. Since 1989, the European Head Office has been located in Düsseldorf, where a team of specialists works in Sales, Marketing, and Product Engineering. The activities of our branch offices in Munich, Paris and Milton Keynes, Stockholm, Gothenburg, our sales office in Milan and our European distribution work are co-ordinated from Düsseldorf.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0)211/ 59 77-0
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