Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 99, Issue 12, December 2008: Product News

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Size 15 Encoder Resists Shock, Vibration, and Cold



AMCI (Advanced Micro Controls Inc.) has released a size 15 rotary shaft encoder capable of withstanding shock, vibration, and cold temperatures. Based on a magnetic design, AMCI's ME15 rotary shaft encoder is available in either SSI or Analog output versions. Designed for cost sensitive applications that require bullet-proof reliability, the ME15 magnetic encoder measures just less than 1.5" in diameter and is engineered for heavy-duty operation across a variety of industries. The encoder's IP67 rating protects against dust and moisture, and the sensor's compact design only relies on two components, ensuring trouble free operation. Plus, AMCI’s ME15 encoder boasts an operating and storage temperature range of -40ºC to 85ºC, capable of withstanding various environmental conditions. “AMCI’s ME15 series encoder is perfectly suited for use on construction machinery, gantry cranes, filling plants, utility vehicles, and any industrial application classified as heavy-duty” explained Matt Tellier, AMCI Application Engineer.


AMCI's ME15 series encoders utilize a small diametrically polarized magnet and a custom ASIC that contains an array of Hall sensors that generate a voltage when exposed to a magnetic field. The ASIC detects the change in magnetic flux distribution as the magnet rotates above it and outputs a voltage level that represents the angular position. The ASIC also has the ability to ignore any interfering magnetic fields, allowing the ME15 to operate in areas of high external fields. “Countless hours of product research, customer feedback, and field experience are built into every encoder product we design, manufacture and sell. Our ME15 series encoder look impressive on paper, but it’s in real world applications where this robust product really shines!” commented David Johnston, AMCI Sales representative.


The ME15’s small size, high reliability, IP67 protection rating and low cost makes it an ideal replacement for potentiometers and small industrial encoders. A sturdy machined housing and a high resistance to shock and vibration make these encoders ideal fit and capable withstanding difficult environmental conditions, including electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise generated by neighboring currents.





Bob Alesio,

Advanced Micro Controls Inc.

20 Gear Drive, Plymouth Industrial Park

Terryville , CT 06798 USA

Tel.: (860) 585-1254 ext.128

E-mail: balesio@amci.com



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