Custom Optical Encoders

EncodersOverviewWorking directly with SMAC’s dedicated encoder division in the USA, ORLIN Technologies is now able to offer optical encoders to customers’ specification with impressive lead times and low costs. The following examples should give an idea of our...

Incremental Rotary Optical Encoders

EncodersOverviewRotary encoders are devices that measure angular position. Incremental encoders, which output a pulse train to allow the controlling device to count up or down from the current position, are the most common type but absolute models are also available....

Incremental Linear Optical Encoders

EncodersOverviewProven in SMAC’s own range of linear actuators with over 100,000 units in the field, these miniature devices are perfect for embedded and OEM applications. SLE, LL and LI model linear encoders 5, 1, 0.5, 0.1 and 0.05 micron resolutions Custom packaging...

Absolute Optical Encoders


Absolute encoders output a signal that directly relates to absolute position. For this reason, they do not require a homing or reference signals.

ORLIN Technologies offers a range of stepper motors fitted with absolute encoders from the factory.

SMAC is also currently developing absolute rotary and linear encoders. These will be available from ORLIN soon and will offer:

  • 26 bit resolution for single turn and 32 bit resolution for multi-turn

  • SPI or BiSSc interface

  • Simultaneous ABZ, UVW, and BiSS

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and find the best fit for your application.  

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