MicroE Systems (www.microesys.com) is proud to launch its all-new Miniature Encoders that are ideal for XY microscope stages, nanometer and sub-micron positioning systems, fine control of optics and piezo-motor stages. With resolutions of up to 1.2nm and miniature sensors, the latest MicroE Systems Mercury II encoders can upgrade the user’s motion system.
The Mercury II encoders’ specifications include the following vacuum models up to 10-8 torr; long-Range Accuracy up to ±1ìm; short-Range Accuracy up to ±20nm; rotary resolutions up to 268M CPR; and linear resolutions from 5 µm to 1.2nm.
The linear encoders offer linear glass with limits and stick-on index (low expansion glass available); cut-to-length PurePrecision laser tape with limits and stick-on index; and rotary scales.
The Mercury II encoders also feature software for encoder data plots and setup, lowest power consumption, robust tolerance to scale contamination, user-programmable resolution, wide setup tolerances and tiny sensors.
Read more about linear encoders —
including various ways to measue linear distances, how linear encoders improve accuracy, the first consideration in choosing a linear encoder, and IoT functionality with linear encoders — at linearmotiontips.com/category/linear-encoders.
Mercury II encoders allow compact system designs with a sensor measuring 8.7mm and tape scale 6mm wide. The models include programmable interpolation of up to x16384. The operator can benefit from analog or digital output from the sensor, particularly a smaller footprint as well as a variety of connector options such as customer-specific connectors.
The Mercury II encoders’ small size, integrated interpolation electronics, excellent operating performance, ease of installation and low power consumption are perfect for metrology and precision motion control applications. Ultra-high speed applications are well supported by faster A-quad-B output, as well as serial word versions of up to 10m/s with 1.2nm resolution.
In addition to the new linear encoders, MicroE Systems develops small-diameter rotary, vacuum-rated models and low-cost PCB mount that are all RoHS compliant.