Absolute encoder module claims smallest package

Agilent Technologies Inc. has launched a new, thinner version of its absolute encoder module that is said to be the smallest in the industry. Designated as the AEAS-7500 encoder, the new high-speed device measures 16-mm thick, which is 2.85 mm thinner than the previous AEAS-7000 version, while providing the same performance. It also reduces assembly time and costs for industrial automation equipment applications.