Heidenhain Encoder Replacement

January 13, 2022

Quantum Devices can provide drop-in replacements for many Heidenhain encoders and we've provided a list of model numbers. Why replace Heidenhain encoders with Quantum Devices? We're cost competitive, able to provide application-specific encoders for OEMs, and offer free samples for qualified projects.

Interview with a Manufacturing Process Engineer

December 6, 2021

Samantha Lundt has worked as Quantum Devices’ Manufacturing Process Engineer for 5 years. Her primary duties include overseeing the company’s semiconductor cleanroom processes, which are currently undergoing an upgrade to support larger silicon wafers.

QML35 Rotary Encoder Replaces RENCO RCML15

May 13, 2021

Featured in Cision | PR Web Since being absorbed by Heidenhain, RENCO has eliminated many of their encoder products. The most recent model discontinued is their RCML15 rotary encoder, a slim and lightweight commutating encoder popular among motor designers and used in a multitude of industries. To help fill the...

Custom Optical Encoders for OEMs

April 12, 2021

For many OEM equipment manufacturers who need encoders to provide feedback for the motion control section of their equipment, finding an incremental encoder manufacturer willing to partner with them and provide application-specific products can be a real challenge. Quantum Devices, a vertically-integrated incremental optical encoder manufacturer, thrives on OEM special...

Quantum Devices Commutating Encoder Product Delivers for OEM Medical Application

November 9, 2020

When a longstanding OEM customer needed an encoder product for their medical equipment application they turned to Quantum Devices and one of their commutating optical rotary encoders. When it comes to medical applications, customers demand a level of accuracy and a higher tolerance to motor shaft misalignments. A large health...

QM22 Encoder Small in Size Yet Sports Big Commutation Device

October 20, 2020

Quantum Devices’ QM22 encoder is a high-performance modular encoder that offers something unusual for an encoder of such a small diameter—a commutation device. This 22mm encoder—sized barely bigger than your fingertips—is also competitively priced and designed for high volume OEM applications due to a design that works harder with a...

Quantum Devices Introduces Highly Robust Encoder

September 2, 2020

Quantum Devices, Inc. develops QR145 Optical Rotary Encoder that stands up to harsher environments at advantageous OEM volume prices. Quantum’s QR145 Optical Rotary Encoder/IP66 option is a fully enclosed encoder that overcomes cost and performance limitations of other fully enclosed encoders, whether of magnetic or traditional mechanical design. This new...

Incremental Encoders for Research and Development and Prototyping

May 21, 2020

Quantum 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 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 be used...

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