PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. Servo2Go.com MotiCont Electromate Inc. FAULHABER POSITAL - FRABA ams USA Inc. MICRONOR Avago Tech., a Broadcom Ltd. Co. US Digital Corporation
An optical encoder is a 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:
- Food and Beverage
- Material Handling
- Mobile equipment
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