The new IEH3-4096 series from FAULHABER is the most compact three-channel encoder of its class.

The new model delivers two square‐wave signals and an additional index channel. It offers a higher resolution, an extended operating temperature range and improved speed control, especially in the low speed range.

Additionally, the encoder increases the length of the motor by 1.4 mm and can be combined with numerous precious metal commutated DC micromotors of the FAULHABER SR series measuring 15mm to 22mm in diameter.

Since they are used in extremely small machines and assemblies, size is a decisive factor. The thermally robust single‐chip hall module used in the IEH3-4096 makes it possible to extend the operating temperature range considerably from -40° to 100°.

The resolution of up to 4,096 pulses per revolution results in improved control dynamics. The model also offers improved speed control, particularly at low speeds.

Other pulse counts are also available. The IEH3-4096 remains mechanically compatible with its predecessor models.

The IEH3-4096 integrated encoder can be used in application areas, including equipment technology, such as in measurement devices for valve adjustment, camera technology, and in precision optics for mirror positioning or lens or filter adjustment.

These application areas are characterised by sophisticated engineering in which the individual components cannot occupy much space. The IEH3-4096 integrated encoder satisfies these requirements.

Unlike encoders with a separate add-on housing that requires more space, the IEH3-4096 increases the length of the motor by 1.4 mm.

Product manager Volker Hausladen said: "The IEH3-4096 therefore combines more functionality and improved technical features in the smallest possible space."