This week marked the modern assembly line's 100th birthday. Henry Ford's Model T production line began operations on December 1st, 1913 in Highland Park, MI. By efficiently moving car parts to workers throughout the plant, conveyors played an important role in this evolutionary leap in manufacturing. A century later, conveyors still perform critical functions in almost any industrial setting. When these systems need closed loop feedback, rotary encoders are often the sensor of choice. Read on for Encoder Products Company's recommended encoder solutions for conveyor applications.