Encoders translate rotary or linear motion into a digital signal. That signal is sent to a controller, which monitors motion parameters such as speed, rate, direction, distance, or position. Since 1969, millions of EPC encoders have been applied for countless feedback requirements in nearly every industry. When selecting the right encoder for your application, it's vital to understand the role of the encoder in your motion control system. To help with that, we’ve compiled a library of typical applications categorized by industry to help you find the right encoder for your motion control application.
Encoders provide high-precision motion feedback while operating in extreme environmental conditions.
Encoders provide precise, reliable motion feedback in automated robotics applications.
Encoders ensure that the unit to be controlled does not exceed a preset position or direction of travel.
Attached to the end of the ball screw shaft or drive motor, encoders provide motion feedback.
Encoders provide feedback for speed, direction, and distance for precisely controlled operations.
Encoders monitor belt speed and direction, as well as the position of objects on the conveyor.
An encoder generates a fixed number of pulses and sends them to the controller, which determines the length of travel.
Encoders ensure that the item to be filled is in the correct position before the filling mechanism activates.
Encoders provide feedback for processing, filling, packaging, material handling, labeling, etc.
Heavy lifting systems rely on motor feedback and linear position feedback, frequently from absolute encoders.
Encoders provide motion feedback in response to linear displacement of the material to be measured.
Encoders can be applied to a non-motor axis, or multiple axes of motion.
Encoders are used in automated metal forming machinery such as extruders, presses, punches, welders, and others.
Encoders provide motion feedback while withstanding shock, vibration, dust, moisture, and other hazards.
Encoders control of speed and direction of electric motors, from small frame steppers to large AC induction vector-duty NEMA motors.
Encoders provide motion feedback for automated machine functions with an axis of rotary motion.
Rotary encoders are used in industrial printing to track the motion of the object to be printed.
Encoder determines position of an object relative to registration mark.
Encoder feedback helps maintain speed of take-up spool versus speed of supply spool.
From turntables to vertical lifts, encoders provide the necessary motion feedback.
In textile manufacturing machinery, encoders provide critical feedback for speed, direction, and distance.
Timber processing requires robust, precision motion feedback throughout the operation.
Encoders help monitor and adjust tension applied to material being wound onto a spool, reel or drum.
Encoders provide feedback on two axes of motion to determine X-Y coordinates.
Automated warehouses integrate AMRs, AGVs, conveyors, and more for increased productivity and safety.