Incremental Rotary Encoders for Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Control

January 15, 2020

Warehouse automation systems have progressed dramatically over the last decade thanks to improvements in software, actuation, sensing, communication and control technology. AGVs have benefited greatly from these advances, and as a result are being applied to a broadening range of applications. AGVs have defined paths or areas within which they...

Programmable Rotary Encoder

October 7, 2019

Quantum Devices, a rotary encoder manufacturer, recently introduced a new programmable commutating encoder. In response to industry demand for reduced labor time and increased reliability of installation, Quantum Devices developed the QM35 EZ-COMM. Motion control applications utilize encoders to translate position, or motion of a shaft or axle, to analog...

Information the Encoder Supplier Needs to Make a Selection

August 30, 2019

Quantum Devices as an optical rotary encoder supplier will be able to evaluate your motion control application and offer a solution for your motion control application. Some applications that require rotary encoders: Aerospace & Defense Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) Conveyor Applications Elevators Factory Automation Galvanometer Scanners...

Modular Optical Encoder Comparison

August 29, 2019

Quantum Devices recently released a technical comparison of our QM35 and QML35 modular optical encoders: Download Printer-Friendly Version How the QM35 and QML35 Stack up Against the Competition Quantum Devices QM35 and QML35 optical encoders are high performance, low profile bearingless encoders ideal for high volume OEM applications and priced...

Miniature Rotary Encoder Boasts High Resolution and Built-In Brushless DC Motor Commutation

July 29, 2019

Featured in CISION/PRWeb Quantum Devices, Inc. is announcing a new step forward in miniaturization of commutating/incremental, optical encoder technology. The new QM22 series of incremental encoders offers a super compact 22mm diameter and a 12.4 mm thickness. Ideal for high volume OEM applications and fits on a NEMA 11 BLDC...

What is a Transmissive Rotary Encoder?

July 1, 2019

A transmissive rotary encoder, also known as a shaft encoder, is an optical, electromechanical device that is used to measure and control rotational motion in a very broad range of industries and applications. Internal sensors detect interruptions in a light source and send corresponding analog or digital signals to system...

Expanded Bore Options for HR12 Optical Encoder

January 3, 2019

As outlined in a previous post, our HR12 optical encoder is a popular choice for HEDS replacement. We also have found that the HR12 serves as a great HEDM replacement. Our HR12 rotary encoder boasts a wide range of line count options from 24 to 20,000 PPR as well as many...

Incremental Encoder Line Card

September 19, 2018

Quantum Devices offers a full range of transmissive incremental encoders. Our rotary encoders are used in industrial and commercial motion control, including medical equipment, industrial automation, and automated guided vehicles (AGV). Our full incremental encoder line card is now available online. This is a helpful resource for comparing the configuration options available...

Sensors Online Press Release – High Performance Encoders

July 23, 2018

The QM35 and QML35 modular incremental optical encoders from Quantum Devices are described as high-performance components in low-profile modular packages. They are groomed for high-volume QEM applications and are priced competitively for all size servo motors and other precision motion control positioning systems. Read the entire article here: QM35 and...

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