Measurement and control sensors are playing an increasingly important role in the field of industrial machinery, which is advancing day by day. In the case of encoders in this field, higher precision, higher functionality and higher reliability are constantly in demand.
Nikon has been concentrating its unique optics technologies, ultra-precision technologies, electronics technologies, high-density packaging technologies and high-precision pattern formation technologies on producing encoders.
Through our encoder business, Nikon will continue to contribute to the development of industrial fields through advancing, automating and power economizing measurement in a wide range of applications.

Absolute encoders

Nikon absolute encoders employ Nikon’s unique optics technology and absolute pattern technology utilizing its M-sequence pattern, enabling both miniaturization and high reliability. They are widely used in the field of industrial machinery, including industrial robots in automobile production lines and machine tools, and are highly valued as the next-generation standard for sensors that can detect the absolute rotational displacement values of robot arms. Nikon technologies greatly contribute to the development and advancement of robot technology, for which Japan is admired all over the world.


Nikon Corporation Encoder Business Unit
Business Promotion Department Marketing Section
Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6290, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6433-3726
Fax: +81-3-6433-3755