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Using the simple programming interface software and USB interface cable, users can program the encoder resolution on site as needed. In the software, type the encoder resolution and click ‘Program’. A new resolution is now programmed.

With the Omnicoder®, resolution can be programmed and reprogrammed at any time by the user. For users with multiple resolution requirements, Omnicoders® can be and programmed as needed.

Software & Driver Downloads:

Note: We have recently updated our company information and received Microsoft certification on our drivers for Windows XP and Windows 7. Please uninstall any previous versions of the drivers or software before using new versions.

For BEI Products: Omnicoder®

  • Download the Omnicoder zip folder in the Downloads section.
  • Install the USB driver (unzip file, run 'BEI_VCP_Installer.exe').
  • Install the programming software (unzip, run 'setup.exe' and follow prompts).


Shaft Diameter

3/8” (1/2”as special feature)
Flat On Shaft 3/8” Shaft: 0.80 long X 0.03” deep
1/2” Shaft: 0.80 long X 0.04” deep
Shaft Loading 3/8” shaft: Up to 40 pounds axial and 35 pounds radial
1/2” shaft: Up to 90 pounds axial and 80 pounds radial
Shaft Runout 0.0005 T.I.R. at midpoint regardless of shaft diameter
Starting Torque at 25°C Without shaft seal 1.0 in-oz (max); With shaft seal 2.5 in-oz (max); 1/2” shaft with shaft seal:3.5 in-oz (max)
Bearings Class ABEC 7 standard, ABEC 5 for 1/2” shaft
Shaft Material 416 stainless steel
Bearing Housing Die cast aluminum with protective finish; stainless steel (special feature)
Cover Die cast aluminum; stainless steel (special feature)
Bearing Life 2 X 108 revs (1300 hrs at 2500 RPM) at rated load 1 X 1010 revs (67,000 hrs at 2500 RPM) at 10% of rated load
Maximum RPM 12,000 RPM nominal, 8000 RPM with 1/2” shaft (see Frequency Response, below) 30,000 RPM available on units with 3/8” shaft—consult with factory
Moment of Inertia 4.1 X 10-4 oz-in-sec2; 5.2 X 10-4 oz-in-sec2 with 1/2” shaft
Weight 13 oz typical, 14.5 oz typical with 1/2” shaft
Code Incremental
Output Format 2 channels in quadrature, 1/2 cycle index gated with negative B channel
Cycles per Shaft Turn 1 to 10,000 reprogrammable resolutions. Place “OMNI” in resolution option box.
Supply Voltage 5 to 28 VDC available
Current Requirements 140 mA typical + output load, 290 mA (max).
Voltage/Output (see note 5)
28V/V: Line Driver, 5–28 VDC in, Vout = Vin
Protection Level Reverse, overvoltage and output short circuit (see note 5)
Frequency Response Max RPM of 3,000.
Output Terminations M18
Note Consult factory for other electrical options
Enclosure Rating NEMA 4 & 13 (IP 66) when ordered with shaft seal (on units with an MS connector) or a cable gland (on units with cable termination).
Temperature Operating, 0º to 70º C; extended temperature testing available (see note 8); Storage, -25º to 90ºC unless extended temperature option called out.
Shock 50 g’s for 11 msec duration
Vibration 5 to 2000 Hz @ 20 g’s
Humidity 98% RH without condensation

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