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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    The smallest I could find is this, but it is obsolete:
    http://www.bourns.com/pdfs/3375_obsolete.pdf

    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
    0.1"

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