SKB IS’s history and experience
1988. 23rd of August. By ordinance of USSR ministry SKB IS was established. It was established at the base of Sverdlov’s machine tool plant optical lab.
1990. Designed and successfully approved first linear transducer samples.
1991. Start of linear encoders LIR-5 and LIR-6 manufacture.
1993. Start of first rotary encoders manufacture.
1995. First samples of Digital Read Outs (DRO) were designed and launched to production.
1996. First International market entry. American company Gurley Precision Instruments started business relationship with SKB IS.
1997. Start of absolute rotary encoders manufacture.
2000. SKB IS bought its own machine tool department.
2001. First interfaces made by SKB IS (to connect encoder to PC)
2005. Independence. SKB IS became Joint Stock Company.
2006. SKB IS developed a program for positioning control system (mini CNC).
2006. Production of in-built resolvers.
2007. SKB IS developed new product line of magnetic rotary encoders (absolute and incremental).
2007. Production of absolute encoders with CAN interface. Designing of open type linear encoders.
2008. Production of absolute linear encoders.
2009. High precision absolute angular encoder with hollow shaft designed.
2011. Design of new high accuracy absolute linear and angular encoders.
SKB IS today
SKB IS is a fast growing company. No other companies in Russia manufacture the same products.
SKB IS is ISO 9001 certified company.
More than 5500 customers in Russia and abroad (among them MAZ, KAMAZ (Dakar winner), AvtoVAZ, LMZ, Ford, Philips, General Motors, Hewlett Packard).
30% of products exported (e.g. USA, France, Switzerland, South Korea, China).
Number of employees – 195.
High quality R&D department enables short phase between design of new products and their launch to production.
8 Representative offices in the USA, Switzerland, China, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia.