Encoder Applications

Encoders are used to translate rotary or linear motion into a digital signal. Usually this is for the purpose of monitoring or controlling motion parameters such as speed, rate, direction, distance or position. When applying encoders, selecting the optimum model and specifying the appropriate configuration are critical for success.  Proper encoder selection begins by understanding the role of the encoder in the motion control system.

To assist you with encoder selection, we’ve compiled a library of typical applications and categorized them by both type and industry. These application examples represent a significant portion of encoders used throughout the industrial marketplace.

Since 1969, millions of EPC encoders have been applied for countless feedback requirements in nearly every conceivable industry. It’s in these real-world applications that EPC products, and the engineering behind them, are put to the test.


Applications by Function

Applications by Industry