LaGrange, IL – Grayhill, Inc. announces that it is reducing the price and minimum quantity requirements for their 62AG Optical Encoder as a result of design enhancements and manufacturing efficiencies.
Since it’s introduction in 2007, a select team of Grayhill engineers have been tasked with keeping their Series 62AG the most cost effective optical encoder on the market. They have achieved this by developing a now patented technology that reduces the switch’s bill of materials, thereby reducing material costs and assembly steps. The 62AG is manufactured from 100% hard tooled piece parts and utilizes a patented technology for optical switching. These design enhancements enable the 62AG encoder to be price competitive with mechanical encoders at high production volumes, while providing superior reliability and performance.
The 62AG generates a two bit digital output to measure the magnitude and direction of the shaft or knob rotation. Add theoptional integrated push-button and the 62AG becomes the perfect device for scrolling items from a list or menu and selecting the desired function. Designers of equipment in industries like automotive, medical, test and measurement, and audio / video will find the 62AG to be an effective and efficient user interface solution.
The optically-coupled switching enables the encoder to surpass one million rotational cycles, thus providing superior durability over corresponding mechanical encoders. The encoder is terminated with a four inch cable / connector assembly and can be purchased with 16 detent positions per rotation. Custom shaft configurations and switch terminations are available in annual quantities exceeding 500 units.
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