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Optical Encoder

Optical Encoders courtesy POSITAL-FRABA

An optical encoder is an electromechanical device which has an electrical output in digital form proportional to the angular position of the input shaft. Optical encoders enable an angular displacement to be converted directly into a digital form. Optical encoders provide critical position feedback in applications where precision is important.


Optical encoder usage by industry:

  • Aerospace
  • Food and Beverage
  • Material Handling
  • Mobile equipment
  • Packaging
  • Printing


Specific products employing optical encoders:

  • Aerospace - ground support vehicles and antenna positioning
  • Material handling - conveying systems, palletizers, etc...
  • Packaging - Cartoning machinery, automated filling equipment, and more


Some of our Optical Encoder Sponsors include...


DINGS' is a manufacturer of stepper motor driven linear actuators and has production facilities in Changzhou, China and Morgan Hill, California, USA


Micronor's technology portfolio offers the broadest range of products from electromechanical to electronic to optical to fiber optic.

Optimal Engineering Systems

OES product lines include motion control systems, drive electronics, modules and controller cards.

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

Physik Instrumente (PI) designs and manufactures precision motion control equipment, piezo motors, air bearing stages and hexapod parallel-kinematics.

© Content credits: Some of this page uses material from www.optical-encoders.eu .