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smallest encoder?

Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by Generalspecific, Jun 23, 2008.

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  1. I'm looking for the smallest mechanical encoder in existence that is
    readily bought.
    NOT one that is designed to be mounted onto motors like the one
    micromo/faulhaber sells as 'world's smallest encoder.'

    It would be for a small hand-turned knob to tell software what
    position its being rotated.

    The smallest I could find is this, but it is obsolete:

    Is there any at that size or smaller? Anything larger will not work.
    The body has to be 6mm wide or less.
  2. Search for rotary encoders on globalspec, and specify a maximum size of

    Looks like Heidenhein or CUI might be your best bet, and grayhill can do
    custom work.
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