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Celera Motion is a motion control business of Novanta Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVT), a leading global supplier of core technology solutions that give advanced industrial and healthcare OEMs a competitive advantage. With precision components from trusted brands MicoE and Applimotion and integrated mechatronic systems, Celera Motion has the global resources and expertise to help shape the future of the industry. Celera Motion products range from motors, encoders and mechatronics to ultra-high performance positioning systems.

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Celera Motion Offers New Optira Precision Encoder

POSTED 08/31/2015

Smaller and smarter, the innovative MicroE Optira™ Series Encoders from Celera Motion is the only encoder in its class to provide a resolution of up to 5nm with all automatic gain control (AGC), interpolation, and signal processing carried out in the sensor head. Furthermore, wide alignment tolerances and patented PurePrecision™ optical technology make Optira’s miniature sensor head simple and easy to setup.

The Optira sensor head comes with two mounting options and a standard FFC connector that offers the flexibility and durability required by designers focused on compact precision motion control solutions. In addition, the Optira consumes low power, and a 3.3 VDC version is available for use in precision instruments powered by batteries. The Optira sensor head measures only 11.4 x 13 x 3.7 mm.

No additional PCBs, adapters, or dongles are necessary for the full functionality and resolution of the sensors. Optira sensors can also be universally applied with MicroE linear glass scales (to +/-1 μm/m accuracy), linear metal tape scales (to +/-5 μm/m for Optira), and rotary scales (to +/-2 arc-seconds). The interfaces options are A-quad-B or 1Vpp sin/cos.

PurePrecision technology has enabled designers of precision motion control systems in medical, semiconductor, advanced industrial and scientific applications to design smaller, lighter and more energy efficient machines and instruments. PurePrecision technology is particularly well suited for applications where the encoder is installed in controlled environments that require compact sensor size, small overall footprint and high accuracy.

About the Celera Motion
Celera Motion’s precision component and subsystem solutions solve application-specific challenges for technology-driven medical and advanced industrial original equipment manufacturers around the world. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how our motion control expertise can help you accelerate your innovation. Bring the challenge. We’ll build the solution.

About the Celera Motion product brands
The MicroE brand of miniature precision optical encoders is available in several form factors and mounting options with incremental and absolute interfaces and resolutions up to 1.2nm. A wide selection of rotary and linear scales are available delivering accuracy up to 1μm.

Offering the highest level of design and application expertise, the Applimotion brand of direct drive motors and actuators provide a wide range of solutions that are optimized to solve its customers' motion control system challenges. Applimotion provides optimized solutions ranging from direct drive motor components to fully engineered, validated and tested products and value-add assemblies.

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