Re: [SeattleRobotics] Purchasing a DC Gearhead with Optical Encoder
- All of the motors manufactures you mentioned make good products. When I
talk about getting a catalog, that could mean looking at their web site
Normally when the manufacturer sends a catalog they will also send info on
who is their distributor for your area. The distributor is the one who
normally does all the selling. Of choice the distributor will charge list
price with no discounts, but you will get exactly what you want.
Sometime the manufacturers sales representative for your area will sell/give
away parts for prototypes. But motors are too large and expensive for them
to do that. If there is a sales representative in your area they will also
be listed in the literature that came with the catalog.
Even if you buy surplus, get the catalog so you know what you are buying.
With surplus you have a much smaller choice, but the price is a lot less.
----- Original Message -----
From: Donovan Parks <dparks@...>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 1:52 AM
Subject: [SeattleRobotics] Purchasing a DC Gearhead with Optical Encoder
> I'm planning on purchasing a DC Gearhead with an Optical Encoder to use
> a new robot I am making. I need very precise (the best I can get/afford)
> and thus am going with a built-in optical encoder. I'd like a motor with
> quadrature encoding at 500+ ppr. I don't need a lot of power, 1 W should
> fine, as my robot will not be very big/heavy and am not concerned about
> speed. Can anyone suggest a good motor along these lines and/or a good
> place to purchase them (Maxon, MicroMo, Pittman, etc.. don't seem to sell
> their motors directly).
> Donovan Parks
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