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Custom Optical Encoders

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

Absolute Optical Encoders

EncodersOverviewAbsolute optical 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...

Incremental Linear Optical Encoders

EncodersOverviewWe supply incremental linear optical encoders, proven 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,...

Incremental Rotary Optical Encoders


Incremental rotary optical 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.

ORLIN offers miniature optical encoders from SMAC as small as 8mm diameter with counts up to 96,000cpr.

Optical encoder scaleRotary Encoder glass, Mylar or polycarbonate encoder discs along with standard and custom hubs with the disc bonded and centred to the shaft I.D. are also available.

Rotary encoder PCB diameters down to 6 MM provide 4096 counts per rev or a “Keyhole” shaped 6 MM diameter x 12 MM long can produce 12,800 counts per rev.

A 12 MM PCB diameter design offers resolutions up to 96,000 counts per rev. All of these designs are 5 Vdc with differential RS422 line-driver output.


Custom rotary encoder next to coilLCR13 Rotary Encoder

  • 24k CPR incremental rotary encoder

  • 12mm diameter

  • Versions available to 96k

HT35 Rotary Encoder

  • 2000 count incremental optical encoder

  • Rotary servo motor with encoderSnap on design, simple installation

  • 3 piece (base, disc, cover)

  • Low cost

We can also develop custom models for volume enquiries.

To chat more about incremental rotary optical encoders, please just get in touch!

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