British Encoder Products

British Encoder Products

33 Unit, Whitegate Ind. Est., LL13 8UG, Wrexham

AboutBritish Encoder Products

British Encoder Products (BEPC) is the European branch of the Encoder Products Group, a worldwide manufacturer of motion sensing and control devices. As a customer driven company, BEPC is highly responsive in the areas of customer service and technical support, with an acute focus on high performance, excellent delivery and competitive pricing.

Encoder Products Company Inc. (EPC), a leading designer and world-wide manufacturer of motion sensing devices, was founded in 1969, beginning operations with a small line of custom encoders (the original Cube series!). Today, almost 50 years later, EPC manufactures the most complete line of incremental and absolute shaft encoders in the industry, meeting the diverse needs of a wide range of global customers.

BEPC offers two major types of encoders, linear measurement encoders, as the TR1 Tru-Trac™ or New Draw Wire Encoder (LCX), and rotary encoders like the Model A58HE which is an EtherCAT or PROFINET-ready.  Linear encoders have a read head and track. The read head will slide along the track with a predetermined scale. This will produce an output for distance travelled typically in pulses per inch (PPI). A rotary encoder converts the angular movement of a rotational device and will have an output for rotation about the fixed axis typically in pulses per revolution (PPR). Within linear or rotary encoders there are two basic types of electrical output formats; incremental or absolute. Absolute encoders have a unique digitally coded output or address for every distinct position of the encoder. Incremental encoders will output a count or pulse at periodic predetermined intervals. Rotary incremental encoders are the most commonly used encoders.

Encoders are indispensable wherever precise measurement and supervision of speed, direction of travel, distance travelled, and position of mechanical elements or number of rotations performed is necessary. In any case, the encoder invariably affects the proper and efficient functioning of machines and systems. It is therefore a small investment in great profits of enterprises.

If you still have questions as to how an encoder works in your specific application, please feel free to call a Customer Service Representative for Technical Support.

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