Below are just a few areas that have benefited from Hercules' highly reliable,
rugged encoders. To see specific applications you can download a pdf of our Encoder Applications Sheet.
The high reliability of Hercules' products is very important for applications
such as conveyors, dancers, speed controls and industrial ovens. Applications
include speed feedback for product spacing, packaging, unloading, shift-register/speed
tracking of process equipment for material heating through annealing ovens
or bakery ovens, speed/temperature control through freezers.
Applications such as construction vehicles, cranes, hoists, and railroad
machinery require encoders that will resist high vibration, heavy grit
and caustic environments.
In environments such as paper mills, steel mills, rolling mills equipment,
mining and oil/gas field equipment a sealed encoder is required to eliminate
foreign materials and water penetration. This will increase the life of
the encoder by nine to over forty months.
In printing equipment, textile machinery, food processing, web tension
and packaging equipment often require that encoders are exposed to extraneous
materials, chemicals and wash downs. Accessibility to these encoder placements
is sometimes limited, which makes Hercules encoders, with superior durability
and reliability, an ideal choice.
With tractors, trucks, forklifts, elevators and conveyors, encoders are
often exposed to grit and heavy vibration, which makes a sealed, rugged
encoder especially important.
Hercules encoders are also used in folding, rewinding, slitting, drawing,
coating and extruding. Applications by OEMs and other users in this market
include production measurement (encoder) and process speed control (potentiometer)
in paper, corrugate, plastics, sheet metals, wire/cable, printing, photo
processing, injection plastic die movement/safety control machinery.