maxon Introduces the EC 90 flat with MILE Encoder

EC 90 flat with MILE EncoderTaking advantage of the EC 90 flat motor’s ultra slim design in high-precision applications and positioning tasks, maxon’s inductive little encoder (MILE) is being applied.

The incredibly compact system can be integrated into the motor without having to extend it.

The MILE is the world’s smallest inductive rotary encoder. It operates based on the detection of high-frequency inductivity, which generates eddy current in an electrically conducting target.

The advantages of a high-frequency inductive method of measurement compared to traditional encoders are:

  • High robustness towards dust or oil vapour, making additional protective measures unnecessary.
  • High speed.
  • Insensitivity against interference pulses (for example from PWM controllers or motor magnets).

Equipped with an optical encoder, the new EC 90 flat MILE possesses a remarkably higher nominal torque of 517mNm and is also extremely precise, with resolutions of up to 3200 impulses per turn. This makes it the perfect choice in applications such as door drives, logistic robots, or solar trackers.

The motor is distinguished by optimal integration of the MILE encoder and combines state-of-the-art technology with the tried and tested features of its predecessor; flange pattern, fixation, and pin assignment.

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