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  • Mercury TM 3000VSi: Vacuum Rated Smart EncoderHigh Speed Serial Word Output with Resolution to 0.020m*; Rated to 10 - 8 TorrReflective Linear and Rotary Vacuum Encoder Systems

    Table of ContentsSystem & Sensor pg 1-5SmartPrecision Electronics pg 6-7SmartPrecision Software pg 8Scales pg 9-10Ordering Information pg 10

    Optional features: Glass scale length or diameter

    Linear lengths from 5mm to 2mRotary diameters from 12mm to 108mm

    Cable length of 0.5m,1m, 2m, or custom SmartPrecision Software

    ResolutionLinear: 5m to 0.020m* Rotary: 6,600 to 16.8 M CPR

    AccuracyLinear: 1m available 3m to 5m standard

    Rotary: Up to 2.1 arc-sec

    OutputHigh Speed Serial Word inSPI Format

    Vacuum10-8 Torr

    * Resolution values shown are approximate - see p. 4 for exact values.

    The Mercury 3000VSi encoder represents the next level of encoder performance. With programmable interpolation, smallest sensor size, easiest alignment, and 10-8 Torr vacuum rating, the M3000VSi delivers best-in-class performance. Shown with customer-supplied vacuum-wall connectors.

    Sensor thesize of a


    Typical Vacuum Encoder System





    Standard features Smallest sensor- 1/3 the size of other encoders Revolutionary bolt-in alignment for many applications Advanced SmartPrecision electronics built into shielded D-sub connector A-quad-B output with programmable interpolation in integer steps for

    resolutions to 0.020m (linear); 16.8M CPR (rotary) LED set up indicators for sensor alignment and index location Bi-directional index signal is repeatable to encoder resolution Best-in-class noise immunity for harsh environments

    Imagine what you can do with this!The Mercury 3000VSi can reduce the cost and size of your system, and improve itsperformance all at once! MicroE Systems Mercury 3000VSi kit encoders are smaller, higherperformance, faster to install, and easier to set up and align than any other encoder. The tinysensor fits into very tight spaces and works in both linear and rotary applications. The M3000Vsensor is vented and constructed with vacuum compatible materials and designed for a 48hour bake out at 150C. Color coded bare leads are provided for customer termination. Theindustry-standard SPI serial data interface is ideal for encoders and produces extremely highresolution at high motion speed - up to 30X faster than A-quad-B encoders.

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  • RS 232 Interface AdaptorThe adaptor provides connections to a PC, the encoder system and the controller.

    SmartPrecision SoftwareThe software module enables allprogrammable and diagnostic fea-tures plus displays encoder outputand signal strength. See page 8 fordetails.

    M3000VSi Optional Equipment

    M3000VSi Smart Encoder SystemStandard Equipment

    Shielded Vacuum CableSupplied with 1.5m standardlength and bare color-coded leadsfor customer termination.

    Encoder SensorSame for linear and

    rotary scales.

    vacuum wall

    System ConfigurationsStandard and Optional Equipment

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    SmartPrecisionElectronics Module

    New Metal Enclosure ProvidesBest-in-Class Noise Immunity

    The standardcable is doubleshielded and 0.5m in length.The cable contains color-coded bare leadsfor customer termination.

    A 15 pin highdensity D-subconnector matesto the customercontroller.

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    Broader Alignment Tolerances, Increased Standoff Clearance, Smallest Sensor and MoreWhy Mercury Encoders Make It Easier To Design High Performance Into Your Equipment

    Eliminate the Frustration of TouchyEncoder AlignmentMercury Solves this Problem for GoodFussy alignment is no longer a concern. With Mercuryspatented PurePrecision optics, advanced SmartPrecisionelectronics and LED alignment indicators, you can push thesensor against your reference surface, tighten the screws andyoure finished. Try that with brand X or Y.

    This performance is possible thanks to relaxed alignment tolerances, particularly in the theta Z axis. Mercury offers a 2 sweet spot thats a 300% improvement over the bestcompetitive encoder. And that will result in dramatic savingsin manufacturing costs.

    No other commercially available encoder is easier to align, easier to use, or easier to integrate into your designs.

    Alignment Tolerance Comparison**Mercury* Brand X Brand Y Mercury vs. Best Competitor

    Z Standoff 0.15mm 0.1mm 0.1mm Mercury is 50% betterY 0.20mm for linear 0.1mm unspecified Mercury is 100% better

    0.10mm for rotary 19mm dia. theta X 1.0 unspecified 1.0theta Y 2.0 0.1 1.0 Mercury is 100% bettertheta Z 2.0 0.006 0.5 Mercury is 300% better *Measured at a constant temperature for one axis at a time with all other axes at their ideal positions.**Based on published specifications


    Mercury Can Reduce System Size and Cost Mercurys sensor height is 44% shorter than competitive encoders,

    making it easy to fit into your design. This reduction can also cut totalsystem weight and cost by allowing the use of smaller motors and

    stages. Safe system operation is also enhanced thanks to Mercurys generous standoff clearance 200% greater than other encoders.

    And its standoff tolerance is 50% greater than the best alternative. This significantly relaxes mechanical system tolerances,

    while reducing system costs.

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    Mechanical Dimension Comparison**Mercury Brand X Brand Y Mercury vs.

    Best CompetitorSensor Z height 8.4mm 23mm 15mm 44% betterStandoff clearance 2.4mm 0.5mm 0.8mm 200% betterStandoff tolerance 0.15mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 50% betterSystem height 11.7mm 28.5mm 15.8mm 26% better**Based on published specifications * Dimensions shown illustrate encoder system standoff clearance; see

    Mercury Encoder Interface Drawings for correct design reference surfaces.

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  • System SpecificationsResolution and Maximum SpeedMercury 3000VSi systems have interpolation from x4 to x1024 in binary steps. Below is a table of values. Unlike A-

    quad-B encoders, the M3000VSis resolution does not drop off with speed.

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    Rotary - 20m grating pitch

    Rotary Fundamental InterpolationGlass Scale Resolution Note: The range of available values isDiameter x4 to x1024 in binary steps; example values below.

    0.472 [12.00mm] 1650 CPR x4 x128 x256 x1024 interpolated resolution (CPR) 6,600 211,200 422,400 1,689,600interpolated resolution (arc-sec/count)* 196.4 6.14 3.08 0.767interpolated resolution (rad/count)* 952 29.7 14.86 3.79maximum speed (RPM) 13090 13090 13090 13090

    0.750 [19.05mm] 2500 CPR x4 x128 x256 x1024 interpolated resolution (CPR) 10,000 320,000 640,000 2,560,000interpolated resolution (arc-sec/count)* 129.6 4.05 2.03 0.506interpolated resolution (rad/count)* 628.3 19.6 9.8 2.5maximum speed (RPM) 8640 8640 8640 8640

    1.250 [31.75mm] 4096 CPR x4 x128 x256 x1024 interpolated resolution (CPR) 16,384 524,288 1,048,576 4,194,304 interpolated resolution (arc-sec/count)* 79.1 2.47 1.24 0.309interpolated resolution (rad/count)* 383.5 11.9 6.0 1.5maximum speed (RPM) 5273 5273 5273 5273

    2.250 [57.15mm] 8192 CPR x4 x128 x256 x1024 interpolated resolution (CPR) 32,768 1,048,576 2,097,152 8,388,608interpolated resolution (arc-sec/count)* 39.6 1.23 0.618 0.154interpolated resolution (rad/count)* 191.7 5.99 3.0 0.7maximum speed (RPM) 2637 2637 2637 2637

    4.250 [107.95mm] 16384 CPR x4 x128 x256 x1024interpolated resolution (CPR) 65,636 2,097,152 4,194,304 16,777,216interpolated resolution (arc-sec/count)* 19.7 0.68 0.309 0.0772interpolated resolution (rad/count)* 95.9 3.0 1.5 0.4 maximum speed (RPM) 1318 1318 1318 1318

    * Resolution values shown are approximate. To calculate exact resolution values, convert from CPR (Counts Per Revolution) to the desired units.

    All Specifications are subject to change. All data is accurate to the best of our knowledge. MicroE Systems is not responsible for errors.

    Linear - 20m grating pitch

    Interpolation Resolution Maximum Speed x4 5.000 m/count 7200mm/sx8 2.500 m/count 7200mm/s

    x16 1.250 m/count 7200mm/sx32 0.6250 m/count 7200mm/sx64 0.3125 m/count 7200mm/s

    x128 0.15625 m/count 7200mm/sx256 0.078125 m/count 7200mm/sx512 0.0390625 m/count 7200mm/s

    x1024 0.01953125 m/count 7200mm/s

    To calculate desired linear interpolation multiplier, use the following equationInterpolation Multiplier = Grating Period (20m) / Desired Resolution (m/count)

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    System SpecificationsSystemGrating Period 20mSignal Period 20mSystem Resolution 5m - 0.01953125m in binary interpolation steps.Linear accuracy*Interpolation accuracy: Bett