Incremental Encoders for Research and Development and Prototyping

May 21, 2020

Quantam Devices, Inc. Introduces NEW Quick Product Configurator (QPC) and Custom Product Development Service to Facilitate Rapid Motion Control Application Development Featured in Cision | PR Web A premier incremental encoder supplier to OEMs with high accuracy motion control requirements, Quantum’s QPC encoder configurator allows motion control application developers to...

What is meant by Rotary Incremental Encoder Index Pulse “Gating”?

May 7, 2020

An INDEX PULSE is a digital signal that is generated from an incremental encoder on an individual output channel, once per revolution. This unique pulse may be used for several purposes: In conjunction with a counter, it can be used to track the total number of shaft rotations. It may...

QM35 EZ-Comm Optical Rotary Encoder Installation Demo

April 28, 2020

Quantum Devices’ QM35 EZ-Comm Commutating Optical Rotary Encoders feature a fast and simple way to align the commutation outputs to the windings of a BLDC motor. The installation video below demonstrates the commutation alignment procedure: For step-by-step written instructions, please refer to the Installation Manual. If you have specific installation...

QM35 | QML35 Optical Rotary Encoder Installation Demo

April 28, 2020

Quantum Devices QM35 and QML35 Optical Rotary Encoders boast a patented lock-n-twist technology which simplifies installation and commutation timing. The installation video below demonstrates the simple instillation of a QM35 encoder on a motor, including the commutation alignment procedure for encoders with built-in commutation.  For step-by-step written instructions, please...

Quantum Devices Celebrates 30 Years of US Made Incremental Encoders

April 9, 2020

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For OEMs whose equipment uses incremental optical encoders to manage AC/DC motors, working with a supplier with leading edge technology and US only based production has proven to be a winning strategy. Consistent product innovations over the past 30 years have allowed these OEMs...

Coronavirus: Avoid Encoder Supply Chain Disruption – Find Replacements Quickly

March 16, 2020

The rapid spread of Coronavirus in China has been a cause of major supply chain disruption for many US manufacturers. For OEMs whose equipment uses incremental optical encoders to manage AC/DC motor speed, acceleration, and related equipment position, it has become a significant issue for overseas encoder manufacturers such as...

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...

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