In converting machinery, rotary encoders are employed to provide critical feedback for speed, direction, and distance. High-speed, precisely controlled operations such as spooling, laminating, folding, seaming, gluing, die-cutting, cut to length and others are typical applications for rotary encoders.
The Converting industry typically uses encoders for the following functions:
Motor Feedback - Drive motors for converting machinery
Conveying - Feeders for converting machinery, cut-to-length machinery
Registration Mark Timing - Die cutters, stampers, auto-stacking equipment
Web Tensioning - Laminate film converting, coating, slitters, re-winders