How to test and configure inclinometers and encoders with any PC thumbnail image

Our Device Explorer app works with any currently supported Windows PC and allows you to easily test, configure as well as run a few sample programs that demonstrate the capabilities inclinometers and encoders.   Read More »

Published 3/21/2023 in Blog

How to verify the resolution of a quadrature encoder without an Oscilloscope thumbnail image

Anyone with a PC running Windows and a US Digital Quadrature to USB Adapter (QSB) can run the Quick Check for QSB software to quickly verify that an encoder’s expected resolution matches its actual one in 5 easy steps.   Read More »

Published 3/7/2023 in Blog

When do you need an absolute encoder thumbnail image

If your application requires that you know the actual orientation of the shaft following any power cycle before movement is made, you’re going to need an absolute encoder. Why would that be? Read the post to find out.   Read More »

Published 11/4/2021 in Blog

Difference incremental vs absolute encoders thumbnail image

What exactly is the difference between incremental and absolute encoders? Both can be used to measure distance, speed, acceleration and position of a mechanical system. The key difference is what happens if that system has a loss of power.   Read More »

Published 10/6/2021 in Blog

Small Rotary Encoders thumbnail image

Small rotary encoders are a big thing these days. Our E16, E4T and E8T optical encoders provide digital quadrature feedback for high volume, restricted space applications.   Read More »

Published 4/21/2021 in Blog

Encoder size thumbnail image

When it comes to encoder size, there are a few things to keep in mind: the overall dimensions of the encoder housing, the bolt circle and shaft/bore size. In this post, we’ll go over each item in detail to help you make the right decision.   Read More »

Published 4/6/2021 in Blog

What is an encoder? thumbnail image

An encoder is a sensor that translates physical motion into electrical data. That data can be used by a control device to determine speed, acceleration and position.   Read More »

Published 3/22/2021 in Blog

New Injection Molding Lens Machine thumbnail image

In our latest “Fascinating Tales of Imagination & Ingenuity in Automation” video, you’ll see what happens when our core principles of insourcing processes and continuous improvement collide.   Read More »

Published 12/10/2020 in Blog

Custom Automation Machine Vision thumbnail image

When our engineering team looked for opportunities to improve processes in our injecting molding department, they set their sights on creating a machine vision system to automate the manufacturing of a key component.   Read More »

Published 10/13/2020 in Blog

Customer Spotlight: Hydrow Rower Optical Encoder thumbnail image

Our encoders are used in a variety of fields – everything from manufacturing automation, aerospace, textile manufacturing, solar power to exercise equipment. In this post we’re excited to put the spotlight on Hydrow which is revolutionizing the rowing machine.   Read More »

Published 9/9/2020 in Blog

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