low profile quadrature encoder

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  1. BobW55

    BobW55 Thread Starter Member

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    I am looking for a very low profile encoder to go on the end of a motor shaft. I only have about 1/4" of end shaft to hook on to. I can mount a pulse wheel no problem but only have limited space between the motor housing and the wheel. Any ideas?

    I am also looking at the possibility of using a shaft mounted encoder with a gear drive.

    Bob
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    As always, the devil is in the requirement details. What type of encoder resolution and output do you need?
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    BobW55 Thread Starter Member

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    20 pulses per rev would be more than enough, no matter if I use the motor end or a shaft/gear drive.
    Will have to post a picture of the motor end, would explain better then words.

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    opto interupter is low profile....
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