Originally Broadcast: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Sponsor: Encoder Products Company
Duration: 1 Hour
Modern packaging operations, from food and beverage filling to end-of-line pallet wrapping, typically incorporate a variety of machines, each with multiple axes of motion, control systems and differing operating speeds. Today’s motion control system need to meet customer demands for increased productivity, maximum uptime, and quick changeover. Encoders are a key motion control component found throughout packaging machines of all types. In this webinar, you’ll learn what encoder technologies and solutions are available, and when and how to apply them successfully in packaging machinery applications. Encoder Products Company has been at the forefront of manufacturing encoders for fifty years, and is a leading supplier of encoders to OEM’s of packaging, printing, and labeling equipment.
Steve Dilts, Business Development Manager, Key Accounts, Encoder Products Company
After 27 years in the manufacturing field, including more than a decade with Encoder Products Company in technical sales, Steve Dilts brings an informed and varied perspective to encoder applications. With experience in a contract packaging firm handling end-to-end manufacturing of personal care products and medical devices, Steve is aware of many challenges facing both machinery manufacturers and end-users. When those challenges include motion control, he understands when and how the proper application of encoders can yield improved performance, reliability, and savings. Steve has worked with OEMs, system integrators, design engineers, and maintenance personnel to help them select and specify the right encoder for their packaging, printing, and labeling applications.A contributing writer to several trade publications, and a video presenter and EPC company spokesperson, Steve is EPC’s representative a member of the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) and past member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP).
Sarah Walter, Technical Applications Manager, Encoder Products Company
Sarah Walter originally interned with EPC while a college undergrad. After earning her BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Portland, and her MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Sarah returned to EPC in 2013 after several years working in aerospace and electronics manufacturing. As a Technical Applications Manager here at EPC, Sarah works directly with customers to specify the right encoders for their motion control applications.