Bodines New Motors Equipped with Interior Encoders
June 7, 2007—The Incodermotor from Bodine Electric is a selection of permanent magnet DC and brushless DC motors and gearmotors that are equipped with encoders inside the motor. According to the company's press release, since the encoder is inside the motor, it is protected from harsh environments and the overall size of the motor-encoder combination is not increased. The 4.5-12V magnetic encoders are available with one or two hall sensor output signals in resolutions of 2, 4, 8 and 30 pulses per revolution. They work with digital tachometers or other electronic devices to measure speed, distance and direction. Applications include door and gate openers, guided vehicles, factory automation and conveyor belts. "When a customer is thinking about building a design that needs an encoder, I tell them why not use the Incodermotor and have Bodine do all the testing and assembly? Frequently, it means they will have four or five fewer components to assemble. It's an easy decision for them," says Terry Auchstetter, Bodine's manager for custom product development.
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