An encoder is a sensory device that converts motion into digital signals and controls the motion activity through provided digital information. Linear encoders and shafted rotary encoders both have real world application to digitize motor movement efficiently. Rotary encoders have a mechanical shaft directly attached to the motor so they can generate electrical outputs for the processor to interpret the position and rotational speed of instruments.
Encoder Products Company has a wide selection of high quality encoders available for multiple purposes. They have reliable encoder kits for large motors and direct motor replacement. Other types include linear measurement, stainless steel, modular, programmable, and shaft encoders to fulfill all technical requirements of most industries. The company’s engineering experts guide you along your buying process and also cater to any specific needs
1. Food Manufacturing Industry
Manufacturing processes are dependent on machinery for a number of operations from handling materials to processing, packaging, and labeling the processed goods. Different stages of the manufacturing processes are designed to prepare high quality foods in a suitable operating environment. The operating conditions may vary so as to maintain the quality of foods which requires encoders with particular features for filling, conveying, and positioning the packaged goods. Encoders with stainless steel housings and varying temperature ratings are particularly suitable for the food and beverage industry.
2. Metal Forming Industry
The metal forming industry uses automated equipment to keep its manufacturing processes up to date. Automated systems including tube blenders, presses, drills, punches, die formations, rolling, welders, and extruders need encoders for motion feedback.
3. Textile Industry
There are various manufacturing processes in the textile industry requiring critical motion feedback for weaving, printing, knitting, seaming, gluing, and extruding operations. Incremental encoders are more commonly used in the textile industry as the complex control systems require absolute feedback.
Encoders provide high precision feedback for the aerospace industry to withstand extreme operating conditions. The airborne systems have encoders installed to keep track of various functions such as antenna positioning, conveying, and automated assembly.
5. Printing Industry
Printing technology requires automated machinery with rotary encoders to maintain high resolution images. The rotary encoders allow precise alignment, rapid feed speed, and multiple axes coordination for the object to be printed efficiently. The printing location is controlled precisely by the encoders to print the image accurately on the given object.
6. Timber Manufacturing
Timber manufacturing is another important application to utilize shaft encoders for operating in combination with high powered machinery. Various machines in timber processing require sensory technology for precision feedback including loaders, conveyers, saws, de-barkers, hoists, and planers. Timber industry demands high intensity machinery such as robust encoders to carry out high powered operations efficiently.
7. Mobile Equipment
It is crucially important for the mobile equipment to handle materials carefully and control the movement accurately. Encoders are robust and reliable to withstand shock and vibration under rough operating environments. They provide reliable motion feedback for different functions of the mobile equipment industry including registration mark timing, backstop gauging, and spooling.