Miniature Optical Encoders For Medical Positioning Devices

Source: Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components
Miniature Optical Encoders for Medical Positioning Devices

The SR series of miniature optical encoders has been designed to fit into motion control devices with limited space, such as robotic arms for surgery, nanopositioning stages, microscopes, and other medical devices.

These optical encoders use a 650nm LED as their light source and have a working distance of 1mm +0.3mm. Velocity and positioning information is relayed through an XY-stage and turntable equipment. They’ve been designed to facilitate installation and alignment simplicity and can easily be retrofitted to an existing system.

For more information on the SR series of optical encoders, download the datasheet. You can also contact Canon directly to discuss how these encoders can be used in your next medical device design.