Compact hollow shaft encoders offer surface-mount flexibility

Abacus Deltron is targeting automotive and home appliance markets with a new ultra-low profile shaft encoder with a height of just 3mm.

The ALPS RDC083E 15mm encoder from Abacus Deltron is a new 360º hollow shaft encoder that is exceptionally compact,



Compact hollow shaft encoders offer surface-mount flexibility



Abacus Deltron is targeting automotive and home appliance markets with a new ultra-low profile shaft encoder with a height of just 3mm.



The ALPS RDC083E 15mm encoder from Abacus Deltron is a new 360º hollow shaft encoder that is exceptionally compact, offering designers the flexibility of a footprint of just 15 x 15mm as well as its low profile.



The new encoders feature two-phase output, which enables them to cover a full 360-degree range with a resolution of 3 pulses. Power supply rating is 10mA 5V DC and the specified maximum torque is 0.01mN.m without detent. Operational life is 70,000 cycles.



Designed for automated reflow soldering and available in tape-and-reel packaging, the RDC083E is ideal for volume production, for example in automotive climate control and domestic appliances.



It is the first ALPS product introduction by Abacus Deltron’s following its recent pan-European agreement with ALPS Electric. Abacus distributes the manufacturer’s innovative range of mechatronic, magnetic and communications devices, peripherals and automotive products throughout Europe.



ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.


Since its establishment in 1948 ALPS has grown as a comprehensive manufacturer of electronic components. At present ALPS is creating innovative high-value-added products in its main business segments – Components, Magnetic Devices, Communications, Peripheral Products, and Automotive Electronics – which are contributing to the advance of a digital society. ALPS is a global company that carries out its operations with 23 production bases in 9 nations as well as 57 sales bases in 14 nations. Consolidated Group net sales in the year ended March 31, 2006 amounted to YEN 710 billion. (USD 6.2 billion, 115 YEN/USD).



ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPA GmbH


ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPA GmbH, a subsidiary of ALPS Electric Co., Ltd., was established in 1979. Since 1989, the European Head Office is located in Duesseldorf, where a Team of specialist do work in Sales, Marketing, Product Engineering.


The activities of the branch offices in Munich, Paris and Milton Keynes, the sales office in Milan and the European Distribution network are coordinated from Duesseldorf.



ALPS Nordic AB, a 100 % subsidiary of ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPA GmbH, is based in Sweden and services the Scandinavian market.



About Abacus Group plc


Abacus Group plc is one of the leading distributors of electronic components in Europe, with directly owned companies having locations in every major European electronics market.



Abacus Group companies are marketed in four groups: Abacus Electronic Component Distribution (ECD) has a portfolio of 180 franchises within 12 trading operations providing technical distribution services through locally based sales offices. The Specialist Distribution group covers businesses offering displays and communications expertise, and includes Trident, Axess and TDC. Abacus Own Brand encompasses Dubilier, Emcon Components and Eledis offering competitively priced, quality passives, electro-mechanical components and batteries. Abacus Manufacturing offers a range of electromechanical sub contract manufacture, under three trading companies: Deltron Emcon, CTL and CCS.








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