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Global Digital Encoders Market by Type (Optical Type, Magnetic Type), By Application (Healthcare, Machine Tool, Consumer Electronics, Assembly Equipment, Other) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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The Global Digital Encoders Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period (2016-2028) and reach USD X, XXX million by 2028 from an estimated value of USD 2,537 million in 2016. The market has been segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. The magnetic encoder was the most widely used type accounting for over 40% share in 2016.

A digital encoder is a device that converts analog signals to corresponding digital forms and vice versa. It can also convert the unlimited number of input channels into multiple output channels with any given channel count, resolution, accuracy, or speed. Digital encoding devices are used in machine tools for closed-loop position control applications such as surface grinding machines (SG). The features of a digital encoder include high accuracy, precision, and resolution. They are compact in size and have the ability to operate in harsh environmental conditions. Digital encoders also offer benefits such as low cost of ownership, easy installation and maintenance, and flexibility.

On the basis of Type, the global digital encoders market is segmented into Optical Type and Magnetic Type.

Optical Type:

An optical encoder is a device that measures and provides data on the angular displacement of an object. It consists of two parts: One is the measurement component; the other one is the output signal processing part. An optical type digital encoder typically contains a light source, such as an LED, and a photosensor, which is usually a photodiode. The light from the LED shines on the target code wheel or disk and the sensor detects the reflected light. As the target code wheel or disk turns, different parts of it pass in front of the light beam. The encoder is able to measure the time interval between transmitted and reflected pulses of light, i.e., it can tell how far the code wheel or disk has rotated by counting the number of high-to-low (or low-to-high) transitions in this signal. Optical digital encoders are advantageous because they typically have no moving parts and are therefore reliable, quiet, and can operate at high speeds.

Magnetic Type:

The Magnetic digital encoders are the ones that use the magnetic field to detect the position of a target. The sensor head is mounted on a carriage, and as this moves past one or more magnets, it induces a current in a sensing coil which can be converted into an electrical signal. This signal can then be processed to determine the position of the carriage. A digital encoder using a magnetic sensor works by creating a rotating field that is detected by the sensor. The output of the sensor is then used to track rotation and position. This type of digital encoder is less expensive than an optical encoder, but it can be prone to noise interference. Magnetic type digital encoders are used in a wide variety of applications, including healthcare devices, machine tools, and consumer electronics assembly equipment. They are also found in other industries such as automotive and aerospace.

On the basis of Application, the global digital encoders market is segmented into Healthcare, Machine Tool, Consumer Electronics, Assembly Equipment, and Others.


The healthcare industry is one of the most important sectors that use digital encoders. Digital encoders are replacing mechanical sensors in many areas of healthcare including patient monitoring, medical imaging, and surgical robotics. The main application areas for these devices in this sector are medical equipment and patient care. In medical equipment, digital encoders are used in a variety of ways such as measuring vital signs, controlling drug infusion pumps, and providing motion feedback for prosthetic limbs.

Machine Tool:

In the Machine tool industry, digital encoders are used to measure various parameters of a machine. For example: In order to determine the speed and feed rate of a drill press in an automated machining cell, it is necessary for an automatic control system that computes these variables based on measurements from instrumented axes. Digital encoder signals provide the feedback necessary for closed-loop control of machine motion.

Consumer Electronics:

Digital encoders are used in the Consumer Electronics industry to accurately measure linear or angular displacement. The output of a digital encoder is a square wave that can be counted by a microcontroller to determine position. This information can then be used to control motors, lamps, and other devices in a consumer electronics device. In addition, many digital encoders include an optical or magnetic sensor that can be used to detect the presence of an object. This feature can be used in consumer electronics devices to create a "smart" home automation system. For example, a digital encoder could be used to control a motor that opens and closes a curtain based on the time of day.

Assembly Equipment:

Assembly equipment is machines that join or attach two or more parts together to make a complete product. In the automotive industry, for example, an assembly machine may be used to weld car doors onto the frame of a vehicle. Digital encoders are sensors that provide feedback about the position and movement of an object in three-dimensional space. They are often used in assembly equipment to determine where the motor should move next.

On the basis of Region, the global digital encoders market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific is further divided into countries such as India, China, and Japan. This region has also been one of the most vibrant markets for digital encoders over the years owing to steady economic growth along with growing demand from end-user industries like the automobile and healthcare sectors. In terms of value, Asia Pacific is estimated to dominate the global digital encoders market throughout the analysis period. The Latin American market for digital encoders is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 16% during the forecast period. Digital encoder manufacturers are focusing on expanding their production capacity in countries such as Brazil and Mexico, which offers huge potential opportunities for players operating in this region.

Growth Factors For The Global Digital Encoders Market:

The growth factors for the global digital encoders market include the increasing demand for automation across different industries, rising adoption of Industry 4.0 and IIoT concepts, and growing need for high-precision position tracking. Increasing demand from end-use industries such as healthcare, machine tool, consumer electronics, and assembly equipment is also expected to drive the growth of the digital encoders market in the coming years.

Up Market Research published a new report titled “Digital Encoders Market research report which is segmented by Types (Optical Type, Magnetic Type), By Applications (Healthcare, Machine Tool, Consumer Electronics, Assembly Equipment, Other), By Players/Companies Cisco, Broadcom, BEI Sensors, Renishaw, Hengstler, Dynapar, Baumer Group, Tokyo Sokuteikizai, CTS, Allied Motion, EPC, US Digital, CUI, Omron, Heidenhain, Bourns, Grayhill, Gurley, Honeywell, Honest Sensor Corporation, HONTKO”. As per the study the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% in the forecast period.


Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Digital Encoders Market Research Report
By Type Optical Type, Magnetic Type
By Application Healthcare, Machine Tool, Consumer Electronics, Assembly Equipment, Other
By Companies Cisco, Broadcom, BEI Sensors, Renishaw, Hengstler, Dynapar, Baumer Group, Tokyo Sokuteikizai, CTS, Allied Motion, EPC, US Digital, CUI, Omron, Heidenhain, Bourns, Grayhill, Gurley, Honeywell, Honest Sensor Corporation, HONTKO
Regions Covered North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)
Forecast Year 2028
Number of Pages 249
Number of Tables & Figures 175
Customization Available Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

The report covers comprehensive data on emerging trends, market drivers, growth opportunities, and restraints that can change the market dynamics of the industry. It provides an in-depth analysis of the market segments which include products, applications, and competitor analysis.

Global Digital Encoders Industry Outlook

Global Digital Encoders Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Optical Type, Magnetic Type and By Application Healthcare, Machine Tool, Consumer Electronics, Assembly Equipment, Other.


Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Cisco
  2. Broadcom
  3. BEI Sensors
  4. Renishaw
  5. Hengstler
  6. Dynapar
  7. Baumer Group
  8. Tokyo Sokuteikizai
  9. CTS
  10. Allied Motion
  11. EPC
  12. US Digital
  13. CUI
  14. Omron
  15. Heidenhain
  16. Bourns
  17. Grayhill
  18. Gurley
  19. Honeywell
  20. Honest Sensor Corporation
  21. HONTKO

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Overview of the regional outlook of the Digital Encoders Market:

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

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  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Digital Encoders Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2028.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

                1. Optical Type

                2. Magnetic Type

       7. By Application:

                1. Healthcare

                2. Machine Tool

                3. Consumer Electronics

                4. Assembly Equipment

                5. Other

  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Digital Encoders Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction 
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy 
      4.1.2 Market Definition 
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth 
   4.2 Digital Encoders Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Digital Encoders Market - Supply Chain Analysis 
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers 
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors 
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers 
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Digital Encoders Market 
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution 
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants 
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry 
   4.5 Global Digital Encoders Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Digital Encoders Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Digital Encoders Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Digital Encoders Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2 Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Optical Type
      5.2.2 Magnetic Type
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Digital Encoders Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2 Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Healthcare
      6.2.2 Machine Tool
      6.2.3 Consumer Electronics
      6.2.4 Assembly Equipment
      6.2.5 Other
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Digital Encoders Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America Digital Encoders Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Optical Type
      9.6.2 Magnetic Type
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Healthcare
      9.10.2 Machine Tool
      9.10.3 Consumer Electronics
      9.10.4 Assembly Equipment
      9.10.5 Other
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe Digital Encoders Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Optical Type
      10.6.2 Magnetic Type
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Healthcare
      10.10.2 Machine Tool
      10.10.3 Consumer Electronics
      10.10.4 Assembly Equipment
      10.10.5 Other
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Digital Encoders Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Optical Type
      11.6.2 Magnetic Type
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Healthcare
      11.10.2 Machine Tool
      11.10.3 Consumer Electronics
      11.10.4 Assembly Equipment
      11.10.5 Other
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America Digital Encoders Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Optical Type
      12.6.2 Magnetic Type
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Healthcare
      12.10.2 Machine Tool
      12.10.3 Consumer Electronics
      12.10.4 Assembly Equipment
      12.10.5 Other
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Digital Encoders Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Optical Type
      13.6.2 Magnetic Type
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Digital Encoders Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Healthcare
      13.10.2 Machine Tool
      13.10.3 Consumer Electronics
      13.10.4 Assembly Equipment
      13.10.5 Other
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 Digital Encoders Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Digital Encoders Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 Cisco
      14.3.2 Broadcom
      14.3.3 BEI Sensors
      14.3.4 Renishaw
      14.3.5 Hengstler
      14.3.6 Dynapar
      14.3.7 Baumer Group
      14.3.8 Tokyo Sokuteikizai
      14.3.9 CTS
      14.3.10 Allied Motion
      14.3.11 EPC
      14.3.12 US Digital
      14.3.13 CUI
      14.3.14 Omron
      14.3.15 Heidenhain
      14.3.16 Bourns
      14.3.17 Grayhill
      14.3.18 Gurley
      14.3.19 Honeywell
      14.3.20 Honest Sensor Corporation
      14.3.21 HONTKO
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Digital Encoders market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Optical Type
  • Magnetic Type
By Applications
  • Healthcare
  • Machine Tool
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Assembly Equipment
  • Other
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • Cisco
  • Broadcom
  • BEI Sensors
  • Renishaw
  • Hengstler
  • Dynapar
  • Baumer Group
  • Tokyo Sokuteikizai
  • CTS
  • Allied Motion
  • EPC
  • US Digital
  • CUI
  • Omron
  • Heidenhain
  • Bourns
  • Grayhill
  • Gurley
  • Honeywell
  • Honest Sensor Corporation

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