Very High-Resolution Application Solutions with QR12 and LP12 Sine/Cosine Incremental Encoder Output

February 14, 2020

For applications that require extremely high resolution, OEM equipment designers have historically chosen to incorporate absolute encoders into their designs. Quantum Devices’ QR12 and LP12 sine/cosine encoders are now challenging the perception that absolute encoders are the only high-resolution solution available to the industry. The benefits of QR12 or LP12...

Miniature Rotary Encoders with Built-In Commutation

February 13, 2020

Automated equipment designers in many medical, industrial and military sectors are constantly working to reduce the working envelope of the equipment they produce. Whether it is for robotic or cartesian systems, motors and motion control systems are shrinking, while motor torque and accuracy requirements are increasing. Compact and miniature rotary...

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...

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