Optical Rotary Encoders

An optical rotary encoder is an angular position sensor. It converts an angular displacement directly into a digital form. There are usually three components in an optical rotary encoder: a light source (an LED), a sensor and a moveable disk.


How an optical rotary encoder works


Optical rotary encoders have a shaft mechanically coupled to an input driver. This driver rotates a disc fixed onto it which is marked with a succession of opaque and clear segments.

Light from infrared emitting diodes reaches the infrared receivers through the transparent slits of the rotating disc, creating an analogue signal. The signal is then amplified electronically and converted into digital form. This is then transmitted to the data processor. 


Uses for optical rotary encoders 


Optical rotary encoders make precise digital signals. This makes them a good option where image resolution matters, and explains their use in applications as varied as office equipment (in computer mice and photo copiers) and medical devices. 


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RS Stock No. 878-0625
Mfr. Part No.61K64
BrandGrayhill
PHP5,660.55
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64 Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.32 mm - 18.4mm Surface Mount Flat Pin 300rpm 30 mA @ 5 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0565
Mfr. Part No.61RS128-080
BrandGrayhill
PHP6,550.43
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128 Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.32 mm - 18.4mm Surface Mount Flat Pin 300rpm 30 mA @ 5 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0622
Mfr. Part No.61KS64-020
BrandGrayhill
PHP5,483.10
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64 Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.32 mm - 18.4mm Surface Mount Flat Pin 300rpm 30 mA @ 5 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0527
Mfr. Part No.25LB10-Q
BrandGrayhill
PHP529.61
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- 2 bit Quadrature Quadrature Code - 6.35 mm - 19.05mm Panel Mount Flat - - 1.5 mA @ 115 V ac, 150 mA @ 14 V dc, 250 mA @ 28 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0521
Mfr. Part No.25LB22-H
BrandGrayhill
PHP386.40
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- 2 bit Quadrature Hex Code - 6.35 mm - 19.05mm Panel Mount Flat - - 1.5 mA @ 115 V ac, 150 mA @ 14 V dc, 250 mA @ 28 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0467
Mfr. Part No.62S22-M0-050C
BrandGrayhill
PHP3,608.33
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.32 mm - 17.45mm Panel Mount Flat Center Ribbon Cable with Connector - 25 mA @ 5.25 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0555
Mfr. Part No.62A15-02-060C
BrandGrayhill
PHP2,044.88
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 17.44mm Surface Mount Flat Connector 100rpm 30mA
RS Stock No. 878-0432
Mfr. Part No.62AG11-L5-P
BrandGrayhill
PHP1,280.19
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Gray Code 5V dc 6.32 mm - 17.45mm Panel Mount Flat Center Pin 100rpm 30mA
RS Stock No. 878-0571
Mfr. Part No.62A22-02-020C
BrandGrayhill
PHP3,661.88
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 17.44mm Surface Mount Flat Connector 100rpm 30mA
RS Stock No. 878-0530
Mfr. Part No.25LB22-G
BrandGrayhill
PHP387.98
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- Absolute Gray Code - 6.35 mm - 19.05mm Panel Mount Flat - - 1.5 mA @ 115 V ac, 150 mA @ 14 V dc, 250 mA @ 28 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0583
Mfr. Part No.62N30-P
BrandGrayhill
PHP6,220.73
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 26.9mm Panel Mount Flat Pin 100rpm 30 mA @ 5 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0524
Mfr. Part No.62C2211-02-060C
BrandGrayhill
PHP6,453.83
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 26.98mm Panel Mount Flat Connector 100rpm 50 mA @ 5 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0559
Mfr. Part No.60A00-4-020C
BrandGrayhill
PHP3,991.05
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 14.73mm Panel Mount Flat Connector - 20 mA @ 5 V dc (Rotary), 5 (Joystick) mA
RS Stock No. 878-0552
Mfr. Part No.62A15-02-020C
BrandGrayhill
PHP3,664.50
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 17.44mm Surface Mount Flat Connector 100rpm 30mA
RS Stock No. 878-0515
Mfr. Part No.62C1122-01-060C
BrandGrayhill
PHP6,166.13
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 26.98mm Panel Mount Flat Connector 100rpm 50 mA @ 5 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0669
Mfr. Part No.60AD18-8-M-060C
BrandGrayhill
PHP4,339.13
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 14.78mm Panel Mount Flat Connector 100rpm 20 mA @ 5 V dc (Rotary), 5 (Joystick) mA
RS Stock No. 878-0495
Mfr. Part No.25LB15-Q
BrandGrayhill
PHP387.98
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- 2 bit Quadrature Quadrature Code - 6.35 mm - 19.05mm Panel Mount Flat - - 1.5 mA @ 115 V ac, 150 mA @ 14 V dc, 250 mA @ 28 V dc
RS Stock No. 878-0445
Mfr. Part No.62AG22-L5-P
BrandGrayhill
PHP1,422.43
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Gray Code 5V dc 6.32 mm - 17.45mm Panel Mount Flat Center Pin 100rpm 30mA
RS Stock No. 878-0612
Mfr. Part No.62A22-02-060S
BrandGrayhill
PHP3,760.58
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- Quadrature 2-Bit Quadrature 5V dc 6.35 mm - 17.44mm Surface Mount Flat Stripped Cable 100rpm 30mA
RS Stock No. 878-0482
Mfr. Part No.26GSD22-01-1-AJS
BrandGrayhill
PHP1,810.84
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- Quadrature 4 Bit Binary, BCD Output, Gray Code, Hexadecimal Code, Octal Code, Quadrature Code - 3.18 mm - 15.88mm Panel Mount Flat - - -