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Counters and visualizers

Counters & visualizers

Combined to digital or analogue transducers ELAP counters and readouts solve all the problems related to counting and displaying lengths or tickness measures, as well as machined pieces numbers. Their application field is virtually infinite, as they can profitably be employed on any industrial machine performing cutting tasks, preset measure machining, dosing, packing, or coiling.

ELAP offer in the counting and positioning field has developed in the years, starting from the earliest electro-mechanical counters to the up-to-date microprocessor electronic counters with functions settable by the user.

  • Absolute encoders
    Absolute encoders

    Absolute encoders

    Single turn and multiturn encoders. EtherNet/IP encoders, EtherCAT encoders. Profinet encoders. Profibus encoders. CANopen encoders. Magnetic encoders.UL Listed encoders.

  • Incremental encoders
    Incremental encoders

    Incremental encoders

    Optical and magnetic encoders. Encoders with high pulses / revolution number. Programmable encoders.

  • Linear transducers
    Linear transducers

    Linear transducers

    Incremental linear transducers, magnetic transducers, wire sensors, optical scales.

  • Wire transducers
    Wire transducers

    Wire transducers

    Absolute wire encoders, fieldbus wire encoders, incremental wire encoders, wire potentiometers.

  • Linear potentiometers
    Linear potentiometers

    Linear potentiometers

    Linear motion potentiometers. Potentiometers with analogue output. Small-sized potentiometers. Potentiometers with M12 connector

  • Althen Potentiometers
    Althen potentiometers

    Althen Potentiometers

    Single turn rotary potentiometers – multiturn rotary potentiometers – continous-rotation potentiometers – linear motion potentiometers

  • Industrial joysticks
    Industrial joysticks

    Industrial joysticks

    Althen industrial joysticks range includes solutions for the control  1 to 6 dimensions, with different sensor types.

  • Vibration sensors
    Vibration sensors

    Vibration sensors

    Wilcoxon Research® vibration sensors and accessories offer reliable performance and functionality for vibration analysis, machinery monitoring and balance-of-plant applications

  • Tilt sensors
    Vigor Technology tilt sensors

    Tilt sensors

    Vigor Technology tilt sensors range includes several models with different measuring angles, axes, accuracy grade, repeatibility and output signals.

  • Touch screen panels
    Weintek HMI

    Touch screen panels

    Weintek touch-screen panels range includes a wide choice of models, from 4.3” to 10” size.

  • PLC controllers
    PLC axes controllers

    PLC controllers

    NEXUS, VEGA and NEOS, Elap comprehensive series of multi-function controllers are designed to make the programming operations and work cycle control easy.

  • Counters & visualizers
    Counters and visualizers

    Counters & visualizers

    ELAP counters and readouts solve all the problems related to counting and displaying lengths or tickness measures and machined pieces numbers.

  • CM78
    Counters and visualizers

    Multi-functional counter/visualizer
    6 displayed digits
    Several application programs available
    2 presets
    Settable operational modes

  • CM 78N
    Counters and visualizers

    Multi-functional counter/visualizer
    6 displayed digits
    Counter or positioner type available
    2 presets
    Settable operational modes

  • Series VD4
    Counters and visualizers

    Digital readouts
    Display of direct current, direct voltage, potentiometer signal, frequency
    Analogue or digital signals reading
    Versions with 2 relay outputs available
    Display range: four digits, with or without – indication (-9999/9999)

  • Serie VD3
    Counters and visualizers

    Digital readouts
    Display of direct current, direct voltage, potentiometer signal
    Display range: three digits with or without – indication (-9999/9999) or three digits and a half (1999)

  • Positioners


    Elap positioners range includes includes several PLC programmable equipments.

  • Monitoring Systems
    Shinkawa condition monitoring systems

    Monitoring Systems

    Shinkawa offers a wide range of condition monitoring systems for rotating machinery.

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Development and production of preselection counters/displays

Preset counters/displays are indicators designed to count various types of pulses, from both analogue and digital signals, to then display them. For this purpose, the counters/displays are able to convert different physical quantities into electrical impulses to be displayed, so as to allow the reading of data that offers an understandable indication of the quantity to be measured.

Once upon a time, this would have meant electromechanical devices but technological evolution has led to a whole range of electronic meters and displays, today equipped with microprocessors and being user programmable.


To perform its functions, the meters/displays must be able to read both analogue and digital signals. For this reason, they are equipped with various inputs with scaled voltage, by a potentiometer, both in direct and alternating current, or even by logic signal inputs.  With this equipment, these devices can acquire signals such as pulses, times and frequencies from any kind of industrial sensor, from photocells to incremental encoders, to optical scales, along with linear transducers, proximity switches and electric limit switches.

Values can then be assigned to the pulses measured by an encoder or sensors on the mechanical parts, so as to adapt the count to the actual quantities to be measured and permit the signals to be read correctly.


There are thus a multitude of applications of meters/displays, in combination with analogue or digital transducers. These devices are used wherever it is necessary to count and display length or thickness measurements, or even the number of machined pieces; they are used in the same way for dosages, predeterminations, plus batch and displacement controls, both linear and angular. They can work as pulse counters or frequency meters.
The industries and processes in which they are employed are therefore extremely different and include:

  • Default cuts or machining
  • Dosing and packaging operations
  • Windings
  • Paper industry
  • Engineering industry
  • Iron and steel industry
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industry
  • Food industry

Custom models

ELAP develops and manufactures customised preselection meters/displays, designed for counting and displaying specific customer industrial processes, along with as a series of widely-used standard models. Thanks to the extremely vast possibility of configuration and calibration of our instruments and to our internal design studio, ELAP products can be tailored to any specific need you may have.

Contact us today for further information, clarifications or quotes regarding ELAP meters/displays!


Since 1968 ELAP has been growing in the field of industrial automation, getting specialized in developing, manufacturing and marketing transducers, sensors and control equipment for operating machines.

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