Designed Motion Components, LLC
15 Garden Road, Plaistow, NH 03865

About Us

Designed Motion Components was started by Karl Carlson, former mechanical engineer and then Engineering Manager of Dynamics Research Corporation's Encoder Division for 25 years. DRC was a leading manufacturer of Commercial, Automotive, Military and Aerospace optical encoders for 50 years until sold to GSI Group in 2004.

 After working for GSI Group and on my own as an encoder consultant a few years, I could see there was a need for a custom encoder design company that could supply optical encoder designs for a customer to build themselves or provide small quantities or prototypes of high performance optical encoders for special applications, adding more value to our customers then just being a consultant.

 My main responsibility at Dynamics Research Corporation was working with customers to design and build high quality, low cost optical encoders that would fit into their designs and meet their environment and mechanical requirements. We made over 1000 custom encoders that had on-going sales and had over 20 standard products with multiple options such as mounting holes, line count, shaft size and electronics.

 Using my experience in designing optical encoders for space applications at DRC and working with several Aerospace customers to integrate these into instruments and perform test at our site and at our customers site, I was able to acquire the knowledge of how to work in the High Reliability Aerospace industry, meeting subcontractor and contractor expectations.

 We have developed the outside sources to build all levels of manufacture including Aerospace, Military and Commercial products. We build and test small quantities of products and prototype products at our facilities or in clean rooms off site if required.

 Some of our out-sourced partners for commercial and High Reliability products are:

 Amtech Microelectronics- Advanced packaging and PCB assembly. ISO9001 certified including die and wire bonding for COB and hybrid assemblies.

 Proto-Pac Engineering- Commercial SMT PCB assembly an ISO 9001-2008 PCB Assembly contractor specializing in small and mid volume.

 K Technologies- SMT High Reliability PCB assembly contractor with a Quality System based on AS9100.

 Micropac Industries- High Reliability Optoelectronics manufacturer providing TX, TXV Space level LED's and Hybrid assemblies.

Micropac is certified as a NASA Core Supplier and is qualified to Class K for MIL-PRF-38534 and JAN S for MIL-PRF-19500.


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