Through years of experience, we understand that each industrial
environment is different and that your encoder needs to fit your
specific requirements. Often this means not having to make due with
someone else's specifications or configurations, but having your
own custom-designed encoder. Many of our OEM customers have come
to depend on us for this critical area of support.
While EPC offers a host of standard product configuration options,
we also know from experience that OEM customers often need features
not found in our catalog. Whether for a new application or for replacement
another encoder brand, EPC is ready to offer a solution. Our team
of experienced applications engineers and technical services staff
are available to work closely with you from design to first articles
to production. And, you'll find it is surprisingly easy.
Examples of customized electrical features include:
Connectors-body mount, in-line, plastic, metal, environmentally
Pinouts-configured to your specifications, even on standard
Cables- specified color, temperature, flexibility, material,
shielding or length. Also molded M-12 cordsets
Disc resolutions-customized to your specifications. Some
Input and output voltage
Due to our commitment to quality, we have some design and vendor
constraints; however, we are open to reviewing any request.
Yes, we realize that machines are seldom designed around the encoder!
Because we utilize in-house engineering, tooling and manufacturing
of our metal components, we can accommodate ample design flexibility.
We have provided customized:
Shafts-custom length and diameter
Bearings-custom bearing specs including loading, lubricant,
Measuring wheels-custom diameter, width, anodized, rubber/urethane
In some cases, our customers provide their CAD files and we design
to fit. Likewise, our 3D files are a valuable design tool for you.
The real world, where your equipment gets used, is hot, cold, wet,
dry and on occasion quite messy and corrosive. By and large, our
products are designed to isolate the encoder electronics from the
outside world. However, if your equipment needs to push the performance
envelope, we're ready to help. Enhanced environmental feature we've
Environmental sealing-shaft seals, bearing seals, housing
seal, connector seal
Extreme operating environment-vacuum duty, washdown
Extreme temperature rating-as low as -40C, up to 120C or
Material specifications-stainless steel, specialty coating,