Global Optical Encoders Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2015 to 2019

Date: 2016-09-14

An Optical Encoder, also called a shaft encoder, is an electro-mechanical device that converts the angular position or motion of a shaft or axle to an analog or digital code.

There are two main types: absolute and incremental (relative). The output of absolute encoders indicates the current position of the shaft, making them angle transducers. The output of incremental encoders provides information about the motion of the shaft, which is typically further processed elsewhere into information such as speed, distance and position.

Optical Encoders are used in many applications that require precise shaft unlimited rotation—including industrial controls, robotics, special purpose photographic lenses, computer input devices (such as optomechanical mice and trackballs), controlled stress rheometers, and rotating radar platforms.
Ways of encoding shaft position (An example of a binary code, in an extremely simplified encoder with only three contacts, is shown below.)


The global optical encoders market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2015 to 2019. In terms of region, North America is the largest market of the optical encoders, and Asia-Pacific will be the fastest growing market in the next few years.

Some of the major manufacturers in this market include Nemicon (Japan), OMRON (Japan), Tokyo Sokuteikizai (Japan), Autonics (Korea), CTS (U.S.), Baumer Group (U.S.), Encoder Product (U.S.), Pepperl+Fuchs (U.S.), CUI (U.S.), Renishaw (UK), Heidenhain (U.S.) and others.

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