Elma Qualifies Type E33 Encoder for 1 Million Rotations

Elma Electronic, a leading designer and manufacturer of rotary components and electronic packaging products, has announced that they have re-qualified their popular Type E33 high life incremental encoder’s rotational life to over 1 million rotations. The E33 boasts rugged construction features including an all metal body, metal threaded bushing and standard metal shaft. The E33 can also be modified into a concentric configuration, available on a special order basis.

Elma's Type E33 EncoderThe E33 has Elma’s proprietary indexing mechanism, creating their famous tactile feedback that is evident even through gloves. This is a critical design consideration for applications such as mobile radios and medical instruments where the user may need to operate a panel control without looking at the selection indicator. The E33 can be ordered with or without an integrated push button, and various shaft, indexing schemes, and mounting options are also available.

With 32/16, 32/8, 16/16, 16/8 detents/pulses per revolution, the E33 offers the choice of 0.5, 1.5, 2.0 or 2.5 Ncm switching torque options. There is selectable front panel sealing to IP60 or IP68 and a threaded or non-threaded bushings. The E33 comes packaged in tray or tape and reel format.

The standard lead-time is 4 weeks ARO.

For more information on Elma’s switches, knobs, and custom design services, please contact Mark Thorsell at 510-656-5829 x228.

About Elma Electronic
Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and “ready-to-run” packaging for CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC and custom bus structures. Elma’s component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel. Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 – Fax (510) 656-3783.