Drives and Controls Magazine
Encoder-maker expands to meet export demand
Published:  21 June, 2013

The Cambridgeshire-based encoder and sensor manufacturer Zettlex has expanded its production facilities to meet increasing demand from export markets for its precision speed and position sensors. The new 560m2 premises is located next to Zettlex’s existing site in Newton, Cambridgeshire.

“Due to increased sales of our IncOder range of high-precision angle encoders – particularly to countries such as South Korea, Turkey, Germany, North America and Belgium – we’ve had to expand our UK production facilities,” explains Zettlex general manager, Mark Howard. “We are also recruiting additional production and engineering staff to help meet this increased demand.”

Zettlex’s existing production space will be converted to r&d, new product development, and prototyping operations.

Zettlex's new production facility will help it to meet export demand

The company’s IncOder is a non-contact, precision absolute angle encoder, whose performance is not affected by humidity, moisture, condensation or dust, making it suitable for use in harsh environments where electrical contacts, optical encoders or capacitive devices could be unreliable. The IncOder range now includes more than 50,000 variants. About half of Zettlex’s business is safety-related or safety-critical.