Improved performance encoder offers extended lifetime and flow solder assembly

23-01-2020 | Foremost | Subs & Systems

Foremost Electronics now offers the new E18 mechanical incremental encoder from ELMA Electronic.


The industry-standard footprint E18 product family includes all of the features needed for the most comprehensive range of applications while offering improved performance and manufacturability.


The new encoder may be THT or SMT reflow soldered to simplify PCB manufacture and supplied in tray or tape and reel packaging. Other key features include industry-standard body size of 14.4mm x 11.4mm x 6.5mm, rotational life up to 150,000 revolutions, detent torque: 0.5, 1.5 or 2.5Ncm, resolution of 16, 24 or 30 detents, gold plated sliding contacts, and multiple shaft types in brass and stainless steel are offered with threaded or non-threaded bushing.


The product is offered with an optional centre push button with the option of 3N or 6N push force and may be further customised with bespoke shaft dimensions and shapes, user-specified detent torque and IP60 or IP68 front panel sealing for rugged applications.


Alan Vincent, sales director of Foremost, comments: “The new E18 encoder form ELMA really does tick every box for the vast majority of domestic, industrial, audio and automotive applications. Extended lifetime and ability to assemble using re-flow soldering make the E18 the go-to decoder for all OEMs looking to speed up their manufacturing process and deliver reliable end products.”


Typical applications include white goods, household appliances, two-way radios, power and heat distribution controls, water distribution controls, home automation, industrial controllers, audio and entertainment systems and automotive infomatics.

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