When it comes to your mission-critical designs, you need encoders that work. Without well-calibrated and optimized encoders, projects fail to deliver, and the competition leaves you behind. So how do you ensure you’re getting the best encoders? You need to invest in high-quality encoder components.

How Encoder Components Dictate Performance

Even though encoders make up just one aspect of your machine, they are complex mechanical instruments. Encoder systems rely on a series of parts, including discs or scales, sensors, circuit boards and components, and feedback information from lights or magnets (depending on the type of encoder.) Each of these encoder parts is a complex component requiring extreme attention and care to manufacture correctly. 

This rabbit hole of complex parts within complex parts can create lots of room for error. The encoder’s overall performance is contingent on each piece working correctly and in sync with the rest to accurately measure angular or linear position information.  

What Happens When Components Aren’t Up for the Task?

Several component issues can cause faults in your encoders, and when counting errors or mechanical malfunctions arise, they can significantly impact overall functionality. 

For example, poor encoder performance in production line robotics can prevent equipment from functioning correctly. This can throw off the flow of products through the assembly line, creating delays. These issues cost the facility wasted materials and time loss from recalibrating and troubleshooting. It can even put employees’ lives at risk. 

As you can imagine, the risk is even higher for applications in the medical field and weapons technology. When it comes to your technology, you don’t want to cut costs by choosing cheaper components.

Photo Solutions Encoder Components Rise About the Rest

If you want to invest in the highest quality encoder components, look no further than Photo Solutions. 

For over 30 years, our team of experts have designed and manufactured high-performance encoder components. As a result, our components are trusted by industry-leading professionals in medical technology metrology, aerospace, robotics, and more. 

We specialize in custom encoder components, including disc, scales, hub and disc assemblies, and more. With various materials and configurations to choose from, we’re confident we can help you build an encoder that meets your design’s unique specifications.

Learn more about our custom encoder components, or give us a call for a free quote today: (503) 836-3914