Custom Encoder Application Story

Custom Encoder Application Story

Working directly with SMAC’s dedicated encoder division in the USA, ORLIN Technologies is now able to offer optical encoders to customers’ specification with impressive lead times and low costs. EXAMPLE APPLICATION A manufacturer of PCB assembly equipment needed to...

What are Encoders?

What are Encoders?

Encoders are electro-mechanical devices that converts the angular position of a shaft or axle to an analog or digital signal. There are two main types: absolute and incremental (relative). The output of absolute devices indicate the current position of the shaft. The...

Mechatronic Plug & Play Solutions

Mechatronic Plug & Play Solutions

Different types of complete mechatronic solutions from CEDRAT Technologies include: • Evaluation and development kits • Turnkey mechatronic modules The mechatronic kits can be seen as the first plug and play solutions to discover and to practice different aspects of...

Why you should switch from Pneumatic to Electric Actuators

Why you should switch from Pneumatic to Electric Actuators

ELECTRIFY YOUR PROCESS! Would you benefit from variable and programmable force with superior accuracy and repeatability? Could you do with greater speeds and more control over your position?  Do you want to save energy and countless hours of production time? All while...

Piezo Products for Optronics

Piezo Products for Optronics

ORLIN can supply innovative opto-electronic systems for manufacturers of high-end industrial vision solutions as used in surveillance and security. Applications include automated inspection, night vision, thermal imaging, and free-space optical imaging communication...

Actually, what is an actuator?

Actually, what is an actuator?

ORLIN Technologies has been supplying actuators and related motion control products for over 10 years.  But what exactly do our products do?! Our actuators tend to be small and precise. In a nutshell, they are able to do most movements that a human hand can do, with a...

Encoders for Precision and Accuracy

Encoders for Precision and Accuracy

Photoelectric encoders are used to convert working parts (machine tools, robots etc.); angular or linear displacements into electrical signals containing information about the magnitude and direction of the displacement. After further signal processing by the numeric...

Piezo Actuators for Astronomical Instrumentation

Piezo Actuators for Astronomical Instrumentation

In astronomical instrumentation, the current trend is to build larger and more powerful telescopes. Such structures are able to gather more light and to view our universe in greater detail than ever before. Bigger telescopes are typically more sensitive to...

Glass, Solar Panel and Flat Panel Manufacture

Glass, Solar Panel and Flat Panel Manufacture

If you produce, or are developing a mechanic to manufacture or test, glass screens and panels then you could increase your productivity and accuracy with a simple change.  Precision work in grinding, cutting and polishing processes for the glass industry can be easily...

How To Choose The Right Optical Table

How To Choose The Right Optical Table

If you are a user of optomechanical products and components, choosing the right optical table is crucial to developing the ideal workspace for your project. 1. Choose size Optical tables are offered in a variety of sizes, both imperial and metric, to meet...