Quantum Devices
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Automate 2024 Product Spotlight: Quantum Devices Partners with OEMs to Provide Encoders

June 3, 2024
In addition to designing and manufacturing encoders for a range of applications, the company also manufactures custom photodiodes.

Quantum Devices, a United States based encoder manufacturer, designs and manufactures high quality, high performance incremental optical rotary encoders for a range of industries and applications.

As seen at the Automate Show, the company partners with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to provide application-specific encoders for servo motors, robotics and many other applications. The company says it can accommodate special design requests and deliver custom solutions that add value to equipment and automation systems.

Their encoders are designed to offer numerous configurations to meet a range of motion control requirements in manufacturing, simulation, printing and more. From medical labs to warehouse distribution centers, a range of industrial and commercial applications use optical rotary encoders.

The company also manufactures custom photodiodes with either single or multiple diode structures on a single chip. This configuration is a p-on-n structure and can be used to detect the presence and absence of minute quantities of light. The linearity of this response can range over several orders of magnitude, from 10 picowatt/cm2 to several hundred MW/cm2.

Quantum supports the design of photodiodes from concept through final application of the product in manufacturing. Design flexibility has made photodiodes a component of choice for many applications as low-cost silicon wafer fabrication technologies continue to provide high reliability and long-term performance.

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