New Encoder Is Ideal For A Variety Of Surgical, Medical And Industrial Robotics

Press Release Summary:

  • Non-contact device featuring the robust and reliable position sensing technology
  • Offered in a compact 44mm size, with a 10.4mm thru bore and options for customization available
  • Optimized for integration into host system mechanics

Original Press Release:

Celera Motion Introduces Ultra-Lightweight Inductive Angle Encoder

IncOder CORE is compact, easy to install and reliable, delivering superior performance for a wide range of robotic segments 

BEDFORD, Mass. (Sept. 29, 2021) — Celera Motion, an award-winning business unit of Novanta Inc., announced today another innovative new device for precise angle measurement: a compact, ultra-lightweight inductive angle encoder, ideal for a variety of surgical, medical and industrial robotics.

IncOder CORE is a non-contact device featuring the robust and reliable position sensing technology of IncOder — all fully contained in a stacked printed circuit board (PCB) kit that reduces OEM system mass.

“While IncOder remains the market leader in harsh environment position sensing, IncOder CORE delivers superb performance in an extraordinarily lightweight package,” said Mike Mainvielle, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Celera Motion. “Like all IncOder devices, it’s easy to install and uses proven technology that provides worry-free, accurate measurements 24/7.”

IncOder CORE is well suited for integration into rotary joints. The position sensor utilizes a unique field-proven inductive technique, delivering highly repeatable, reliable, temperaturestable performance.

IncOder CORE is designed primarily for segments including surgical robotics, medical robotics, rotary actuators and industrial robotic systems. It’s now offered in a compact 44mm size, with a 10.4mm thru bore and options for customization available. More sizes will be coming soon.

Features of the IncOder CORE include:

  • Compact, lightweight PCB construction
  • No precision installation tolerances
  • No calibration required
  • An ergonomic hollow bore design
  • Bearingless
  • Absolute position feedback
  • Immune to contamination 

Benefits of the IncOder CORE include:

  • Reduced system weight and design envelope
  • Simple installation
  • Reduced OEM production time and cost
  • Optimized for use in rotary actuators
  • Reliable feedback in demanding applications
  • Robust position measurement 

IncOder CORE has been optimized for integration into host system mechanics. Each sensor includes a passive rotor target paired with an active stator — both featuring a large thru bore and practical M2 screw mounting features.

IncOder CORE can be configured to output up to 17 bits of absolute digital position data in a range of digital protocol options, including BiSS-C, SSI, SPI and Asynchronous Serial (ASI) outputs. It can be supplied with axial or radial connector options.

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About Celera Motion

Celera Motion, headquartered in Bedford, Mass., is a market leading provider of motion control components and subsystems for OEMs serving a variety of medical and advanced industrial markets. Celera Motion offers precision encoders, motors, and customized mechatronic solutions that help customers solve challenging motion control problems. For more information, visit


About Novanta

Novanta is a trusted technology partner to OEMs in the medical and advanced industrial technology markets, with deep proprietary expertise in photonics, vision and precision motion technologies. For more information, visit 


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