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OEM - Accu-Coder™ Customized Features

 

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.

Non-Standard Features
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.

Electrical Features
Examples of customized electrical features include:
• Connectors-body mount, in-line, plastic, metal, environmentally sealed
• Pinouts-configured to your specifications, even on standard connectors
• Cables- specified color, temperature, flexibility, material, shielding or length. Also molded M-12 cordsets
• Disc resolutions-customized to your specifications. Some limitations apply.
• Input and output voltage
• Current draw
Due to our commitment to quality, we have some design and vendor constraints; however, we are open to reviewing any request.

Mechanical Features
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:
• Mounting flanges
• Tether arms
• Flex mounts
• Bolt patterns
• Pilot hubs
• Shafts-custom length and diameter
• Bore sleeves
• Bearings-custom bearing specs including loading, lubricant, and sealing.
• Measuring wheels-custom diameter, width, anodized, rubber/urethane insert
• Housing shapes
• Material specs.
• Annodized housing
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.

Environmental Features
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 offered include:
• 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 more
• Material specifications-stainless steel, specialty coating, conformal coating

 

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