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Ultra-slim Motor and Encoder

Ultra-slim Motor and Encoder

June 12, 2012   by Design Engineering Staff

Maxon’s brushless 90 mm flat motor features world’s smallest inductive encoder.

The ultra slim design of maxon’s EC 90 flat motor is now equipped with Maxon’s Inductive Little Encoder (MILE) encoder, the world’s smallest inductive rotary encoder. Its operating principle is based on the detection of high-frequency inductivity, which generates eddy current in an electrically conducting target. The advantage of a high-frequency inductive method of measurement includes high speed, high robustness towards dust or oil vapor and insensitivity against interferences pulses such as PWM controllers or motor magnets.

The EC 90 flat MILE is capable of resolutions of up to 3200 impulses per turn and a nominal torque of 517 mNm. According to the company, the component is best suited for applications such as door drives, logistic robots or solar trackers.

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