Incremental encoders

Compact standard incremental encoder for industrial applications

Your Benefits

  • The flexible cable connection makes installation flexible and easy especially when space is limited
  • Tailorable to the application: Many mounting options due to various flanges and universal stator couplings
  • Can be used internationally thanks to shafts in both metric and inch sizes
  • The high mechanical flexibility and the large selection of supported accessories ensure the variants can be used in many applications
  • The compact housing diameter saves valuable space
  • The encoder has a longer service life and is more reliable in operation due to the high enclosure rating, temperature range, and storage life


Compact standard incremental encoder for industrial applications

The DBS36/50 incremental encoder is characterized by its high mechanical flexibility, excellent technical properties, and many variants. The encoders are available with housing diameters of 36 mm and 50 mm as well as various blind hollow shafts and solid shafts. Thanks to the various mounting hole patterns, servo clamps and servo grooves, and universal stator couplings, the DBS36/50 devices offer comprehensive mounting options. All models have compact dimensions and a universal cable connection. This allows both axial and radial cable routing.

At a glance
  • Pulses per revolution: Up to 2,500
  • Housing diameter: 36 mm or 50 mm
  • Solid shaft and blind hollow shaft
  • Enclosure rating: IP65
  • Communication interfaces: TTL/RS-422, HTL/Push Pull, Open Collector
  • Connection type: Cable, cable with M12 or M23 male connector


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Pulses per revolution0 … 2,500
    Mechanical design

    Solid shaft, Servo flange

    Solid shaft, face mount flange

    Blind hollow shaft

    Solid shaft, face mount flange 3xM4

    Shaft diameter

    6 mm, feather key groove

    6 mm


    8 mm 1)

    8 mm

    Connection type

    Cable, 8-wire, universal

    Cable, 8-wire, with male connector, M12, 8-pin, universal

    Cable, 8-wire, with male connector, M23, 12-pin, universal

    Cable, 5-wire, universal

    Communication interfaceIncremental
    Communication Interface detail

    TTL / RS-422

    HTL / Push pull

    Open Collector

    Supply voltage

    4.5 ... 5.5 V

    7 ... 30 V

    7 ... 27 V

    4.5 ... 30 V

    Enclosure ratingIP65
    Output frequency≤ 300 kHz
    Operating temperature range
    4.5 V ... 5.5 V, TTL, RS-422–20 °C ... +85 °C
    7 V ... 30 V, HTL, Push pull–20 °C ... +85 °C
    7 V ... 30 V, TTL, RS-422–20 °C ... +85 °C
    4.5 V ... 5.5 V, Open Collector–20 °C ... +85 °C
    7 V ... 27 V, HTL, Push pull–20 °C ... +70 °C
    –20 °C ... +85 °C
    4.5 V ... 30 V, Open Collector–20 °C ... +85 °C
    • 1) Order collets for 5 mm, 6 mm and 1/4” mm separately as accessories.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product