Tokyo Cosmos Electric (TOCOS)
Taiwan Alpha Electronic
Song Huei Electric
Precizika Metrology
Panasonic Industry Europe
MultiDimension Technology

24 Encoder Manufacturers in 2023

This section provides an overview for encoders as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 24 encoder manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked encoder companies as of June, 2023: 1.FRABA Inc. - POSITAL, 2.CUI Devices, 3.Dynapar.

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List of 24 Encoder Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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    • CTS
      • Address: 4800 Alameda Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

      Company Overview

      CTS Corporation was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois. CTS is a manufacturer and distributor of sensors, actuators, and various connectivity components to telecommunications infrastructure, information technology, and other high-speed applications such as the aerospace and medical markets. CTS operates in 3 primary market segments: Sense, Connect, and Move. The Sense market segment includes controls such as potentiometers, pedals, sensors, and switches. The Connect segment includes various types of resistors, capacitors, and frequency control products. The move segment includes piezoelectric move products, rotary actuators, and thermal products including ZIF PC board retainers and heatsinks.

    • FRABA Inc. - POSITAL
      • Address: 1800 E State St.,Suite 148,Hamilton, New Jersey, United States of America

      Company Overview

      POSITAL is a leading supplier of advanced industrial position sensors used in motion control and safety systems. The company is known for innovation in product design and manufacturing, as well as being a pioneer of Industry 4.0/IIoT. As a member of the FRABA group, POSITAL has a history dating back to 1918 and has played a significant role in the development of rotary encoders and other sensor products. POSITAL has a global presence with subsidiaries in Europe, North America, and Asia and works with sales and distribution partners worldwide.

    • Taiwan Alpha Electronic
      • Taiwan Alpha Electronic

      • Address: 9F. No. 1221 Zhongzheng Rd. Taoyuan Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    • Bourns, Inc

      Company Overview

      Bourns, Inc. is a family-owned company founded in 1947 and currently headquartered in Riverside, California. Bourns is a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of electronic components for several industries including automotive, industrial, instrumentation, medical, consumer, and portable electronics. Bourns operates in 4 market segments: automotive, circuit protection, power conversion, and sensing. The automotive segment produces sensors for almost every use in vehicles including steering, stability, fuel management, and temperature control. Power conversion segment products are used in renewable energy and automotive power. Sensing products are also used in heavy equipment, medical equipment, and welding equipment.

    • Tokyo Cosmos Electric (TOCOS)
      • Tokyo Cosmos Electric (TOCOS)

      • Address: 2-12-1 Sobudai, Zama, Kanagawa, Japan

      Company Overview

      Tokyo Cosmos Electric Co., Ltd, also known as TOCOS, was established in 1957. TOCOS creates environmentally-friendly electronic components for automotive, agricultural, health care, entertainment, and home appliance industries. These components include capacitors, switches, optoelectronic devices, and potentiometers.

      • Address: Nishi-Shinjuku Kimuraya Bldg. 7-5-25 Nishi-Shinjuku,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Company Overview

      NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS was established in Japan in April, 1967 as a specialty manufacturer of electronic components. NIDEC’s offerings have increased to serve the automotive, construction, medical equipment, FA equipment, analytical measuring equipment, and residential security industries. Among the offerings are components for LiDAR, railway pressure sensors, CPAP, dialysis, MRI, and ultrasonography machines, wireless base stations, and power tools. These components include switches, sensors, mirrors, motors, and fans.

    • Panasonic Industry Europe
      • Address: 100 Caroline-Herschel-Strasse, Ottobrunn, Germany

      Company Overview

      Panasonic Industry Europe is the European branch of Panasonic, a global manufacturer of electronics and houseware, originally founded in 1918. Panasonic Industry Europe manufactures in 4 categories: components, devices, energy & building, and automation devices & solutions. Components include relays, capacitors, resistors, sensors, switches, connectors, couplers. Devices include wireless connectivity, e-bike systems, motors, compressors, thermal solutions, GPS antennas, as well as electronic materials. Energy & building includes batteries, fuel cells, solar sells, power tools, and home IoT. Automation devices & solutions include sensors for factory automation, industrial motors, laser welding, and more.

Encoder Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the encoder page as of June 2023. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. CTS: 3,500
  2. Panasonic Industry Europe: 1,000
  3. Taiwan Alpha Electronic: 500

Newly Established Company

  1. MultiDimension Technology: 2010 (13 years ago)
  2. POSIC: 2001 (22 years ago)
  3. CUI Devices: 1989 (34 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. Semelab: 1810 (213 years ago)
  2. CTS: 1896 (127 years ago)
  3. Grayhill: 1943 (80 years ago)

Lists of Encoder Products

110 products are listed.

Incremental encoder Industrial line REI-10S12C

Turk Japan Co., Ltd.

Reliably monitor rotational speed or detect rotational position, direction and angle. Engage in a variety of industrial measurement tasks

18 models listed

Non-contact encoder premium line RI360P0

Turk Japan Co., Ltd.

Reliably monitor rotational speed or detect rotational position, direction and angle. Engage in a variety of industrial measurement tasks

26 models listed

Non-contact encoder premium line with stainless steel housing

Turk Japan Co., Ltd.

Reliably monitor rotational speed or detect rotational position, direction and angle. Engage in a variety of industrial measurement tasks

1 model listed

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