AMRs | Autonomous Vehicles & Autonomous Mobile Robots

Whether you're working on Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), Automated Guided Carts (AGC), or Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR), or any of the other designations being used, robots and robotics is becoming increasingly important to the industry, moving parts, and materials in every environment from manufacturing to warehouses, to customer-facing grocery stores.


To ensure precision, it is vital that these automated machines do their jobs correctly. For that, the controllers require reliable motion feedback. And that's where British Encoder Products Company comes in.

Motion feedback functions in autonomous motion applications:

  • Redundancy 
  • Lift control
  • Drive motor
  • Steering assembly


Lift control

Many automated vehicles and carts lift materials and products onto and off of shelves, floors of warehouses, or other storage areas. To do that repeatedly and reliably, the machines need precise, accurate motion feedback to ensure that products and materials get where they need to go, undamaged. BEPC's draw wire solutions with rack-and-pinion gear provide reliable motion feedback to ensure that lifts
top at the correct locations, safely moving products and materials where they need to go.


Motion feedback options for lift control:

Model LCX | High performance with absolute feedback option                                                                 


Drive motor feedback

As automated vehicles and carts move around warehouses and other facilities, the motors on these vehicles and carts need reliable motion feedback to ensure that they remain in designated transit corridors/areas, and to ensure accurate stopping and starting.

BEPC motion feedback devices have been providing reliable, repeatable motion feedback on motors for more than 50 years. Our engineers and encoder experts understand motor applications and how to determine the right motion feedback device for drive motor feedback.

Encoders used for drive motor feedback

Model 15T/H | Compact, high-performance encoder available in thru-bore or blind hollow bore

Model 260 | Economical, compact encoder with large thru-bore

Model 25T/H | High-performance 2.5" encoder  



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Talk with an Expert

BEPC knows motion feedback, and we're here to help. Our engineers and encoder experts will respond quickly to your toughest, most technical encoder questions.

You can even get same-day to expedite on many models. Contact us for details.

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