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Encoders for High Shaft Load Environments

Encoders for high shaft load environments
Encoders and sensors for high shaft load environments

For position applications with high shaft loading conditions it is best to use encoders over Hall effect sensors or potentiometers. BEI Sensors rotary encoders have internal bearing structures that can carry some load. In applications that use gears or drive belts, excessive radial (side) loading of the shaft can shorten bearing life. Encoders should be specified in accordance with the anticipated radial loading. Typical maximum loads for industrial encoders are 5 to 40 lbs (22 to 178 N). Ultra heavy duty encoders are available to withstand heavier loads. Encoders with this icon can withstand high shaft loads in the range of 40 to 300 lbs (178 to 1335 N). See individual product data sheets to determine actual maximum load.

Featured Products:

H40 Shock Proof Optical Rotary Encoder

H40 Shock Proof Optical Rotary Encoder

Ultra heavy-duty encoder whose internal structure is completely isolated from shaft loading conditions. This encoder can withstand shaft loads up to 300 pounds.

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GHT5 Incremental Hollow Shaft Encoder

GHT5 Incremental Hollow Shaft Encoder

58mm though shaft optical encoder specially designed for heavy, industrial applications, with maximum radial load of 100 N. Available with Incremental or UVW outputs, or ATEX certification for hazardous areas.

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Model H25 ® Shafted Incremental Encoder

Model H25 ® Shafted Incremental Encoder

2.5" shafted rotary encoder featuring EMI shielding, matched thermal coefficients on critical components, and custom high-efficiency optics. The H25 with a 1/2" shaft has can tolerate shaft loading up to 90 pounds axial and 80 pounds radial.

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HCW4 Hall Effect Sensor

HCW4 Hall Effect Sensor

Blind shaft 50mm non-contacting position sensor with incremental output features a unique magnetic shaft system to isolate the sensor from external equipment, protecting it from problems of shaft misalignment or high shaft loading conditions.

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