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DDS Incremental Encoders

POSTED 09/08/2011

Light duty optical incremental encoders offer an exceptional price/performance ratio

DDS Series of Encoders from SICK, Inc.SICK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of its DDS36 and DDS50 incremental encoders. They are low-cost, light duty optical incremental encoders that offer an exceptional price/performance ratio. The DDS36 encoders have a 36 mm housing and the DDS50s have a 50 mm housing, making them ideal for applications where space is a premium.

The DDS series of encoders can be used in light duty applications that require reliable speed feedback with pulses per revolution between 100 and 2,500. With an IP 65 enclosure rating, these encoders are ideal for outdoor use, and can be used for positioning of overhead cranes, rail/transfer cars, in robotic applications, and rack and pinion arrangement material, and speed detection during critical manufacturing processes.

Key features:

  • Small size and low profile make these an excellent solution for applications with limited installation space
  • The DDS encoders have an exceptional price/performance ratio
  • Both come standard with an IΡ 65 enclosure rating, which is unique in this class of encoder
  • Wide variety of mounting brackets and flexible couplings ensure quick and low-cost installation on a machine

About SICK
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.