DS-16 Absolute Encoder
The new DS-16 absolute encoder fully digital, a new family member of Electric Encoders™ based on Netzer Precision Motion Sensor proprietary technology.
The Electric Encoder™ is unique in being holistic: its output reading is the averaged outcome of the whole area of the rotor. This feature makes the Electric Encoder™ forgiving to mounting tolerances, mechanical wander etc. Its non-contact technology relies on an interaction between the measured displacement and a space/ time modulated electric field. The absence of components such as ball bearings, flexible couplers, glass disc, light sources and detectors, along with very low power consumption makes the Electric Encoder™ virtually failure-free.
Our DS-16 absolute encoder from Netzer is the world’s smallest precision encoder with a diameter of Ø16mm and low profile of 8mm in length. Featured with high performance and rugged design, it has a 16-bit resolution. It is DC operated, semi-modular, that is, its rotor and stator are separate, with the stator securely housing the rotor. Its accuracy can reach 0.035° and it supports BiSS-C & SSi absolute encoder feedback, which is compatible with all MCP’s flagship servo drives.
The DS-16 absolute encoder is a revolutionary position sensor originally developed for harsh environments and critical applications. It is happily operational between -40°C to +85°C and has high tolerance to shock, EMI, RFI and magnetic field. This makes it suitable in a broad range of applications, including defence, homeland security, aerospace, and medical and industrial automation such as smaller robotic arm joints, accurate miniature camera gimbles etc.