Encoder Products Company Inc. (EPC) began operations more than
30 years ago with a small line of custom encoders (the original
Cube series!). Today, more than 30 years later, EPC manufactures
the most complete line of incremental and absolute shaft encoders
in the industry, meeting the diverse needs of a wide range of global
customers. EPC has also been responsible for a large number of "firsts"
in the encoder industry, including the first use of Opto-ASIC technology
and the first use of flex electronics, to mention just two. These
innovations have not only been widely imitated, they have often
become industry standards.
All Accu-Coder encoders share the following characteristics:
Best-in-the-Industry 3 Year Warranty
All products are built to order so you aren't forced to "take
it because its available"
Competitive Pricing with discounts available for large OEM
Standard shipping time is 4 to 6 Working Days - Best standard
delivery in the industry
No expedite charge for 1-Day build and ship on a single unit,
Incremental Encoders, and, in particular, incremental optical
encoders, are the most popular choice of sensors in applications
where mechanical motion must be processed into digital information.
Compared with alternate technologies (such as resolvers, tachometers,
etc.), optical encoders represent the best combination of accuracy,
resolution, reliability, ruggedness, ease of use, value and variety
of solutions in the industry. For these reasons, optical encoders
are the overwhelming choice where speed, rate, velocity, distance,
position, or direction must be accurately and economically measured.
Resolutions up to 30,000 counts per revolution (CPR) and operating
temperatures up to 120° C (248° F) are just some of features.
Iincremental encoders are into three model groups, OEM Models,
Shaft Models, and Bore Models. Each model group has unique physical
styles which include many mounting options, case styles, and useful
As with all of EPC's encoders, these absolute encoders represent
the best overall value available. Their simplified design make them
ideal, cost-effective solutions to many problems faced in motion
control and in industrial automation. They are particularly suited
for applications where a device is inactive for long periods of
time or moves at a slow rate, such as flood gate control, telescopes,
cranes, valves, etc., and in machine tooling, printing, paper making
and many other industries.
Absolute encoders generate a unique binary "word" output
for each resolvable shaft position so that each shaft position is
fully determined. By using absolute position rather than incremental
count data, the shaft position is always known, even after power
interruptions or in the presence of electrical noise. System design
can also be simplified because there is no need to perform a reference
cycle or return to home function to determine the true machine position.
EPC offers single turn devices with resolutions ranging from 8
bit (256 counts per rev) to 12 bit (4096 counts per rev). You can
choose from a variety of formats, including binary or gray code,
and from a variety of output types. Also available are innovative
hollow bore models that extend the application areas suitable for
The Linear Cable Encoder (LCE) from Encoder Products Company provides
a rugged, accurate, yet cost effective solution for linear measurements
up to 50 inches. The LCE features a highly-tensioned heavy-duty
measuring cable that was designed for high-acceleration and high-cycle
demands. The internal opto-electronics were designed with EPC's
state-of-the-art ASIC technology, which has been proven in our ultra-reliable
Rotary Encoder family of products. The LCE is designed for use in
a variety of applications such as cut-to-length, hydraulic cylinder
monitoring, flight testing, automotive testing, injection molding,
metal forming, and gate positioning.
If you already have a Cube Series encoder, our Linear Cable Adaptor
(LCA) can be field installed on most Cube Series Standard and Industrial
housings in a matter of minutes.
Another innovative linear encoder, the Tru-Trac, integrates
an encoder, measuring wheel and adjustable spring loaded torsion
arm into a single, easy-to-mount, compact unit. Simplifing system
design and installation, saving both time and money. Tru-Trac
provides accurate measurement of distance, velocity, or position
over a variety of surfaces. The adjustable spring loaded torsion
arm provides flexible wheel pressure adjustments allowing Tru-Trac
to be mounted in almost any orientation, even upside-down. The threaded
mounting shaft on the pivot axis is reversible in the field, making
it easy to change your installation location. With a composite housing
that eliminates static build up, measurement speeds of up to 3,000
feet per minute, and a wide variety of configuration options, Tru-Trac
is the perfect solution for countless applications.
Harsh factory and plant floor environments often call for a little
something extra in an encoder. Moisture and chemicals can corrode
components, resulting in loss of operation. EPC's Stainless Steel
Series Accu-Coder Brand Encoders provide the extra protection
you need for your harsh environment by housing the encoder in quality
316 stainless steel. As with every Accu-Coder the Stainless
Steel Series is manufactured to exacting standards, ensuring you
of the quality you've come to expect from Encoder Products Company.
EPC understands that Accessories are often the difference between
an installation that goes smoothly and one that doesn't. For that
reason, EPC offers a wide range of accessories that are designed
to not only make your life easier, they are all also manufactured
to EPC's high standards, insuring years of trouble free service.
In addition, they have been tested with the products they complement,
so that you don't have to worry about proper form, fit, or function.
OEM Custom Products
In addition, EPC has developed many ingenious, unique custom encoders
for a diverse group of corporate customers. Give us a call if you
haven't found what you need in the above, and EPC's design team
will see if they can put together a solution just for you.