Encoder Applications by Industry

Material Handling

Conveying, lifting, pick-and-place, and other automated functions represent one or more axes of rotary motion found in material handling equipment. Encoders provide motion feedback for accurate control.

Many material handling functions are driven by servo or vector duty motors. These usually have integral encoders for closed-loop motion control feedback. Alternatively, the encoders can be applied to a non-motor axis. Both incremental and absolute encoders are widely used in material-handling equipment.

Motion Feedback in the Material Handling Industry

The Material Handling industry typically uses encoders for the following functions:



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