Dynapar - Rotary Feedback products. Innovation, Customization, Delivery.

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Dynapar encompasses the broadest line of trusted brands in motion feedback control, including Dynapar encoders and Hengstler brand incremental encoders and absolute rotary encoders, Northstar heavy-duty magneto-resistive and Heavy-Duty optical encoders and high-performance Harowe brand resolvers. Only Dynapar feedback solutions offer these world-class rotary feedback brands from one Global Supplier with 3 day delivery on most models for customer peace of mind.

Joliet Technologies is the preferred Dynapar Integrator for the Chicagoland area.

Series HSD38 Harsh Duty Optical EncoderSeries HSD38 Harsh Duty Optical Encoder

Quick Specs…

  • Double -Sealed Housing
  • High Resolution Unbreakable Disk
  • Industrial Duty Connector
  • NEMA 4X, 6 / IP66, 76 Rated
  • Rugged Cast-Aluminum Housing
  • Two Year Warranty

Overview / Design Principle:

Northstar’s HSD38 Extreme Duty Industrial Hollowshaft Encoder accepts up to 1″ diameter shafts and operates reliably from -40 to 100°C. The hard anodized finish encoder exceeds IP66/IP67 and NEMA 6 enclosure requirements.

This robust encoder features a double sealed housing that allows the encoder to be operated in regulatory washdown and high pressure steam or caustic chemicals environments. Utilization of an advanced Opto ASIC with innovative packaging techniques enables the encoder to operate in high shock and vibration environments.

Features and Benefits:

Mechanical and Environmental

  • Unbreakable code disks for 15 to 5000 PPR
  • Hollowshaft mounting
  • Heavy-duty shaft seals
  • Sealed connector – no soldering


  • Cast housing maximizes noise immunity and durability

Applications/ Industries:

The HSD38 extreme duty encoder features simple installation on motor or machine hub shafts. It is often mounted on the back of motors where encoder feedback is needed in harsh environment applications. It is ideal for use in corrosive environments that demand heavy washdown protection.

ATEX certification is also available for intrinsically safe applications.

  • Converting Machinery
  • Material Handling
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Processing Equipment


Standard Operating Characteristics

Code: Optical Incremental
Pulses per Revolution: 15-5000
Phasing Sense: A leads B for Clockwise rotation (CCW) viewing shaft rotation viewing the shaft clamp end of the encoder
Quadrature Phasing: 90° ± 15°
Symmetry: 180° ± 18°
Index: 180° ± 18°


Input Voltage Requirement: 5-26 Volts VDC; 5DVC; 5-26VDC (ATEX)
Current Requirement: 50 mA typical plus line driver load
Output Signals: With Elec Option 0, 1, 2, 4, A & B: 5-26 V Line Driver, 40mA
With Elec Option 3: 5 V Line Driver, 40mA
With Elec Option 5: 5 V Line Driver, 100mA
With Elec Option 6: 5-15 V Line Driver, 100mA
Frequency Response: 0 – 125kHz Data & Index
Electrical Immunity: 1kV ESD, Reverse Polarity, Short Circuit
Connector: 6,7 or 10 pin style MS3 connectors available; 18″ cable exit with seal


Shaft Speed: 5,000 RPM; Maximum 6000 RPM with reduced sealing
Mounting Configuration: Flexible mount with anti-rotation arm
Housing Material: Hard anodized aluminum, stainless steel or nickel plated versions available
Available Shaft Sizes: Insulated 12mm, 15mm, 1/2″, 5/8″, 16mm, 3/4″, 7/8″, or 1″ (non-insulated) bore sizes available.
Allowable Shaft End-Play: ± 0.050”
Allowable Shaft Runout: 0.025” TIR (Subject to RPM Limitation)


Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to +100°C; -40°C to +80°C (ATEX)
Storage Temperature Range: -40°C to +100°C
Humidity: to 98% RH (non-condensing)
Shock: 50 Gs for 11 ms
Vibration: 20 Gs @ 5-2000 Hz spectrum

Available Specifications:

Related Products & Resources:

For additional information or to receive a full-line catalog, contact your Dynapar representative at 1.800.873.8731 or visit their web site at: www.dynapar.com
Headquarters:1675 Delany Road • Gurnee, IL 60031-1282 • USA
Phone: 1.847.662.2666
Fax: 1.847.662.6633
Email: custserv@dynapar.com or dynapar.techsupport@dynapar.com
© 2009 Dynapar Corp. Printed in U.S.A. • Feedback Quick Reference Guide P/N# N-FLB130 (11/09) 5M

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Joliet Technologies custom packages, integrates and engineers AC Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), DC Variable Speed Drives (VSD) and AC Drive Controllers using top of the line manufacturers, like ABB, Emerson-Control Techniques, Siemens and Saftronics (Fincor). Our custom drive packages are built to your specifications for your application. We specialize in large horsepower drive systems (500Hp and above). Call us at (815) 725-9696 or fax us at (815) 725-9393 or e-mail us or fill out an RFQ with your requirements. Serving the greater Chicagoland area and the World.