Programmable encoder touts high speed

MicroE Systems claims its new Mercury 3500Si is the first high performance position feedback encoder to operate at maximum speed and maximum resolution. Using an industry-standard SPI serial data interface, the Mercury 3500Si can achieve speeds of 7.2 meters/second, while operating at 5 nanometer resolution. The company says the system is capable of speeds up to 50 times faster than standard A-quad-B output encoders.