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Offline ataradov

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Smooth rotary encoder?
« on: July 15, 2015, 06:30:44 am »
I'm trying to locate a rotary encoder that has no sensible notches and has a damped action instead. Like a trigger level knob on the oscilloscope would have, for example.

How they are called? I seem to only find standard ones with sensible fixed positions.
Alex
 

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Re: Smooth rotary encoder?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 06:35:54 am »
Bourns PEC11R-40-*
 

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Re: Smooth rotary encoder?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 06:43:13 am »
Ok, so it looks like what I'm looking for is "no detents". Too bad there is no a group name for such encoders. For this application I'm looking more at "$5 for 10pcs ebay from China" kind of a deal, not the Bourns price.
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Re: Smooth rotary encoder?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 06:50:26 am »
Special parts come for special price.
You can use rotary encoders for machinery, they'll have a constant torque.
 

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Re: Smooth rotary encoder?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2015, 08:28:32 am »
I'm pretty sure both Mouser and Digikey allow you to search for encoders with or without detents.
 

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Re: Smooth rotary encoder?
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Re: Smooth rotary encoder?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2015, 02:05:56 pm »
www.ams.com
AS5040
10Bit 360° Programmable Magnetic Rotary Encoder
 

Offline Richard Head

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Re: Smooth rotary encoder?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 01:09:03 pm »
The Bourns PEC11 range is one of the cheapest encoders. It's certainly not pricey by any standard. I use it in an industrial product I manufacture and its reliability is not fantastic.
 


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