Encoder CodeWheels

Encoders for high-precision applications

Metal encoder wheels (codewheels) are designed for high-precision applications in incremental and absolute rotary encoders. The encoder wheels can be produced using any of the available processes at Thin Metal Parts, depending on resolution specifications. These include electroforming, chemical milling, laser cutting, and Mylar™ imaging. The products are corrosion resistant and offer superior stability in high-temperature and high-shock environments.


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Advantages

Encoder wheels
  • Resolution: The electroformed metal encoder wheels are available in resolutions previously unavailable in metal encoder wheel technology. Closer tolerances, greater design capability and increased consistency are all attributes of a proprietary electroforming process.
  • Flatness: Proprietary electroforming process reduces the amount of surface tension imposed on the metal encoder wheel, minimizing any possibility of warping.
  • Cost: In most applications, metal encoder wheels offer an inexpensive alternative to glass encoder wheels without sacrificing quality.
  • Dimensional stability: Temperature and humidity have virtually no impact on the metal encoder wheel. In addition, Thin Metal Parts' metal encoder wheels can be used in high-shock environments with dependable results.
  • Corrosion resistance: 100% nickel encoder wheels provide an excellent corrosion resistance.
  • Multi-layer technology: Multi-layer options are available to maximize the metal encoder wheel's stability and strength.

Benefits of Codewheels Made with Electroforming

Thin Metal Parts is the industry leader in the manufacturing of encoders and codewheels. The proprietary nickel electroforming process creates the highest quality, most precise products available. Contact or call Thin Metal Parts at (719) 268-8300 for more information or to request samples of products.

Encoder Codewheel made with Electroforming

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Using three different technologies, custom metal parts can be built for thousands of applications for a large variety of industries. By combining multiple technology options, a hybrid precision part, unavailable anywhere else in the global marketplace, can be custom manufactured.

Thin Metal Parts regularly works with the aerospace, computer, and electronic industries to build custom precision parts used in industrial and consumer goods applications... parts such as metal encoder wheels, metal mesh, and print heads. In addition, custom parts are developed daily in research and development as the design/process engineer group teams with customers to develop prototypes and production items in medical, manufacturing, and scientific instrument sectors.

All products are custom manufactured to meet customer needs and specifications, including DFARS and RoHS compliance. These quick-turn, cost-effective, low tooling cost processes offer excellent production alternatives to traditional fabrication methods for metal parts in high volumes and prototyping.

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