Programmable Encoder Offers Simplicity and Convenience

Oct. 22, 2009
BEI Industrial Encoders introduces the Omnicoder®, an incremental encoder that allows users to easily program the resolution anywhere between 1 and 10,000 counts per turn.  Packaged in BEI’s flagship Model H25® encoder, the Omnicoder allows for virtually unlimited resolution variations.  Users can produce a wide range of resolutions from one encoder and it can be reprogrammed as needed to change the resolution.  The Omnicoder programs over its existing M18 connector.  Using an M18-to-USB programming cable, simply plug the Omnicoder directly into any PC.  The programming software automatically detects the Omnicoder, then you simply type in the desired resolution, click the “Program” button and you’re done.  It’s that simple.  Equipment can often have many encoders with various resolutions providing feedback to the control system.  Omnicoder units can be kept on the shelf and programmed as needed. Users simply program an Omnicoder for the appropriate resolution and equipment is up and running in no time.  This not only reduces machine downtime, but saves on inventory costs as well.  • haft Diameter: 3/8" (1/2"as special feature) • Flat On Shaft: 3/8" Shaft:0.80 long X 0.03" deep; 1/2" Shaft:0.80 long X 0.04" deep • Shaft Loading: 3/8" shaft:Up to 40 pounds axial and 35 • pounds radial; 1/2" shaft:Up to 90 pounds axial and 80 pounds radial • Shaft Runout: 0.0005 midpoint regardless of shaft diameter • Starting Torque at 25°C: Without shaft seal 1.0 in-oz (max); • With shaft seal 2.5 in-oz (max); 1/2" shaft with shaft seal: 3.5 in-oz (max) • Bearings: Class ABEC 7 standard,ABEC 5 for 1/2" shaft • Shaft Material: 416 stainless steel • Bearing Housing: Die cast aluminum with protective finish; stainless steel (special feature) • Cover: Die cast aluminum; stainless steel (special feature) • Bearing Life: 2 X 108 revs (1300 hrs at 2500 RPM) at rated load 1 X 1010 revs (67,000 hrs at 2500 RPM) at 10% of rated load • Maximum RPM: 12,000 RPM nominal,8000 RPM with 1/2" shaft (see Frequency Response,below) 30,000 RPM available on units with 3/8" shaft—consult with factory • Moment of Inertia: 4.1 X 10-4 oz-in-sec2; 5.2 X 10-4oz-in-sec2with 1/2" shaft • Weight: 13 oz typical,14.5 oz typical with 1/2" shaft • Frequency Response: Max RPM of 3,000. • Output Terminations: M18