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...

Absolute Optical Encoders

EncodersOverviewAbsolute 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...

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...

Incremental Rotary Optical Encoders


Rotary 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.


LCR13 Rotary Encoder

  • 24k CPR incremental rotary encoder

  • 12mm diameter

  • Versions available to 96k

HT35 Rotary Encoder

  • 2000 count incremental optical encoder

  • Snap on design, simple installation

  • 3 piece (base, disc, cover)

  • Low cost

We can also develop custom models for volume enquiries.

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