Patent Number: 8,878,125

Title: Encoder with gear mechanism and optical encoder device

Abstract: Provided herein is an encoder including a position detecting device provided with a gear mechanism and an optical encoder device. A housing includes a bearing holder provided between a first housing portion and a second housing portion of the housing. The bearing holder serves as a partition wall portion configured to separate the gear mechanism from the optical encoder device. If the gear mechanism is separated from the optical encoder device, abrasion powder or grease can be reliably prevented from scattering from the gear mechanism to adhere to constituent parts of the optical encoder device.

Inventors: Miyajima; Tooru (Nagano, JP), Ayuzawa; Toshiaki (Nagano, JP), Shoji; Yoshihiro (Nagano, JP)

Assignee: Sanyo Denki Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G01D 5/249 (20060101); G01D 5/12 (20060101); G01D 5/34 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00