The QR145 optical rotary encoder/IP66 is fully enclosed and overcomes cost and performance limitations of other fully enclosed encoders.

It uses a conductive carbon fiber turtle housing that completely encloses the encoder and provides environmental and electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection. It protects the encoder from dust, oil, and water as well as metallic chips, wood dust, or other debris, making it suitable for pharmaceutical and medical production and packaging, CNCs, robotics, and other motion control applications.

The unit can be mounted on motor shafts up to 0.375" in diameter, and bolts to any motor frame. The bearing construction provides extra protection and reliability in applications that produce shock and vibration.

Quantum Devices

Motion Industries acquires AMMC

Motion Industries (MI), distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a Genuine Parts Co. subsidiary, has acquired Applied Machine and Motion Control Inc. (AMMC), a Kentucky-based supplier of motion control and automation products and services.

“As a premier supplier to the Ohio River Valley area and beyond, AMMC and its talented people will be instrumental in furthering our growth strategy geographically and in the automation arena,” says Motion Industries President Randy Breaux. “In addition to broadening our offerings to customers, their go-to-market approach and line card are very similar to our other MI Automation Solutions Group divisions, to which AMMC will be a nice complement. We are pleased to welcome them to the Motion family.”

MI Automation Solutions Group provides control panels, conveyors, machine vision, motion control, network connectivity, pneumatics, robotics, aluminum extrusion, sensing I/O, and other automation solutions.

Motion Industries Inc.