Encoder Products Company

Paw-Taw-John Service, Inc. Is a Preferred Authorized Distributor for Encoder Products Company "EPC" (Accu-Coder Brand Encoders). EPC is headquartered in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest just outside of Sandpoint, Idaho. Started back in 1969 with the original Cube Series Encoder they have grown to become a Global Leader in the Encoder Industry. Using only the highest quality parts, EPC products are known for their quality and reliability. Mix that with an industry leading 3-year warranty and speedy 3-5 day standard build time and you have one of the best encoders on the market. Don't have an EPC encoder yet but want one? We can help. Give us a call at (208)687-1478 Clicking on the link below will take you to EPC'S product webpage.

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Incremental Encoder

Incremental Encoders, and, in particular, incremental optical encoders, are the most popular choice of sensors in applications where mechanical motion must be processed into digital information. Compared with alternative technologies (such as resolvers, tachometers, etc.), optical encoders represent the best combination of accuracy, resolution, reliability, ruggedness, ease of use, value, and variety of solutions in the industry. For these reasons, optical encoders are the overwhelming choice where speed, rate, velocity, distance, position, or direction must be accurately and economically measured. Resolutions up to 30,000 counts per revolution (CPR) and operating temperatures up to 120° C (248° F) are just some of the features.

Incremental encoders are broken into three model groups: OEM Models, Shaft Models, and Bore Models. Each model group has unique physical styles which include many mounting options, case styles, and useful features.


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Absolute Encoder

As with all of EPC's encoders, these absolute encoders represent the best overall value available. Their simplified design makes them ideal, cost-effective solutions to many problems faced in motion control and in industrial automation. They are particularly suited for applications where a device is inactive for long periods of time or moves at a slow rate, such as floodgate control, telescopes, cranes, valves, etc., and in machine tooling, printing, , and many other industries.

Absolute encoders generate a unique binary "word" output for each resolvable shaft position so that each shaft position is fully determined. By using absolute position rather than incremental count data, the shaft position is always known, even after power interruptions or in the presence of electrical noise. System design can also be simplified because there is no need to perform a reference cycle or return to home function to determine the true machine position.

EPC offers single turn devices with resolutions ranging from 8 bit (256 counts per rev) to 12 bit (4096 counts per rev). You can choose from a variety of formats, including binary or gray code, and from a variety of output types. Also available are innovative hollow bore models that extend the application areas suitable for absolutes.


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