Browse EPC's library of explainer articles, from 101-level descriptions of how encoders work, to in-depth considerations to make when specifying an encoder.


NEW! Model A36R

Compact, absolute thru-bore encoder with BiSS C and SSI communications.

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What Is an Encoder?

Encoders are used in machinery, in all industries, for motion feedback and motion control.

¿Qué es un Encoder?

Para nuestro propósito, los encoders se utilizan en maquinaría para el control de movimiento.

Supply Chain Success in Idaho

Encoder Products Company navigated a volatile industry using strategic thinking and leading with a customer centric approach.

Absolute vs. incremental encoders

What's the difference? Both provide motion feedback on a rotating shaft. Learn how to choose between the two.

What Is a Rotary Encoder?

A rotary encoder reads the position of a rotating component and generates an electrical output signal related to that position.

Reflective Technology

EPC's new reflective technology offers multiple advantages over traditional transmissive technology.

What Is an Optical Encoder?

An optical encoder uses light shone through a coded disk to track the movement of a shaft.

Configurable vs. Custom

What's the difference? We configure all standard encoders to order, but also offer custom engineering. Learn more.

Cross Reference on the Fly!

Within 30 minutes of showing us a photo, the customer received our recommendation, and had the replacement unit a few days later.

Applying Rotary Encoders in Packaging

Packaging equipment involves rotary motion along several axis, requiring motion feedback from a rotary encoder.

How to Select an Encoder for Inkjet Printing

There are four criteria to consider when selecting the optimal encoder for each unique printing application.

C-Face Solutions for Motor Feedback

EPC's C-face encoders use an internal flex mount that accommodates shaft run-out while maintaining alignment.

Turn a Shaft Encoder into a Linear Measurement Solution

When your application needs something our Tru-Trac encoders don't offer, you can create a custom solution.

Referencia Cruzada Rapida

A los 30 minutos de mostrarle a Steve la foto, el cliente recibió un correo electrónico detallando nuestra recomendación de referencia cruzada.

Replacing Tachometers with Optical Encoders

Tach generators produce a voltage signal while they rotate, which is ill-suited for position control.

Motor Encoders

Motor encoders are rotary encoders adapted to provide information about an electric motor shaft's speed and/or position.

New EtherNet/IP Encoders

EPC's 58 mm Ethernet absolute encoders are now available with EtherNet/IP, in addition to EtherCAT and PROFINET communication protocols.

New Model A36R

EPC's newest absolute encoder offers BiSS C and SSI communications in a compact thru-bore package.

New Model A58SB

The new Model A58SB absolute bus encoder is designed for harsh factory and plant floor environments.

New Model LCX Draw Wire

The new draw wire solutions offer wire lengths from 1 to 42.5 meters and a choice of encoders.

New Model PLMS

EPC's newest linear measurement solution with a spring-loaded mounting bracket and choice of encoder and measuring wheel.

Encoders vs Resolvers

Precision and accuracy are crucial in motion control systems across industrial, robotics, aerospace and other applications.


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