Customized encoders

Described by some as rotary pulse switches, encoders are compact electromechanical devices which convert rotary motion into a digital pulse or signal. The Knitter-Switch MER Series are offered in vertical or horizontal versions with shaft lengths of up to 25mm. A variety of shaft types can be specified depending on the end application. These include metal flattened pin, knurled, cut and insulated plastic pin. Custom shafts for most applications can also be provided on request. With an impulse frequency of between 12 and 24 pulses for each rotation, users can define the encoders output to suit their individual requirements. The Series features a contact rating of 5VDC, 10mA and a mechanical life of up to 30,000 operations.