Encoder Products Company Company Profile
Encoder Products Company (EPC) is a leading manufacturer of high-performance incremental and absolute rotary encoders used for motion feedback. Our encoders are availab...
Encoder Products Company (EPC) is a leading manufacturer of high-performance incremental and absolute rotary encoders used for motion feedback. Our encoders are available worldwide to OEMs, MROs, End Users, Service/Repair Organizations and others through a qualified network of electrical, motion control, and industrial distributors.
EPC’s Accu-Coder™ brand encoders are used in a diverse range of industries, such as: packaging, food and beverage, personal care, automotive, textiles, agriculture, material handling, biomedical, semiconductor, timber and lumber. Additionally, major electric motor manufactures have selected EPC encoders as their OEM feedback device. Typical applications include vector duty motor control, servo motor control, speed and direction sensing, and linear displacement measurement.
EPC has introduced numerous "firsts" to encoder technology, many of which have been adopted as industry standards, such as the flexible tether mounting system found on almost all thru-bore encoders today. Also, EPC’s Advanced Opto-ASIC circuitry set the standard for miniaturized, high-performance encoder design. Accu-Coder™encoders equipped with this feature can operate in high-shock and vibration environments, as well as temperatures from -40° C to 120° C.
By anticipating and responding to the needs of our customers, we continue to develop and introduce products that offer innovative solutions to challenging motion control applications. Products such as the Tru-Trac™ series of linear measurement encoders, the Model 725 Industrial "encoder-within-an-encoder,” the high-performance Model 25T Thru-Bore and Models MA36/MA63 multi-turn absolute encoders are examples of customer-driven encoder solutions.
As a vertically integrated manufacturer, EPC is able to control the quality and availability of critical encoder components. This capability allows the company to offer an industry-best 3-year warranty and lead time as short as same-day for certain models. EPC’s manufacturing capabilities allow for mass customization of encoders, with each model possessing numerous configurable features such as shafts, bores, mounting patterns, output types, connectors, and resolution. In addition to the standard line of shaft, hollow bore, through bore and measuring wheel encoders, EPC can provide customized encoder solutions for specialty applications.
Established in 1969, EPC is located in Sagle, Idaho, at its 100,000 sq. ft Americas Division headquarters for worldwide manufacturing and encoder research and development. To service and support regional markets, EPC also operates manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia.
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The Basics Of How An Encoder Works
Before you can fully understand how an encoder works, you should first understand what an encoder is and what it does. An encoder is a sensing device that provides feedback from the physical world-- it converts motion to an electrical signal which can be read by some type of control device, such as a counter or PLC. The control device can then use that signal to control a conditional event, such as activating a print head to create a mark at a specific location.
There are several variables to consider when choosing an encoder. The most common are mounting style, resolution, output type, frequency response, accuracy, and electrical connections. Environment also plays a role: specifically, encoders must withstand a range of conditions such as moisture and dust that can seep into internal optics and electronics. Sealed encoders are available to address this. Encoders are also available that address other environmental conditions, including exposure to corrosive and caustic chemicals and ambient temperatures that reach up to 120° C.
Encoder Products Company Introduces the Programmable Model 25SP Encoder
Encoder Products Company (EPC), a leading designer and worldwide manufacturer of motion sensing devices, has introduced the all new Model 25SP – a programmable encoder in the industry-standard Size 25 package (2.5" x 2.5", or 63.5 mm). Contained with...22 Nov 2016
Encoder Products Company
464276 Highway 95 South
P.O. Box 249