Programmable Encoders can satisfy specific requirements.

Press Release Summary:

Respectively offering 18- and 30-bit resolution at speeds to 9,000 rpm, AFS60 (singleturn) and AFM60 (multiturn) absolute encoders can be configured via PC or laptop in seconds without external voltage supply. Resolution, zero point or offset, and counting direction can be freely selected. Design also allows 30 mm distance between bearings, decreasing vibration and increasing bearing life. Coupled with Nickel code disc, encoders can determine position, angle, speed, or acceleration.

Original Press Release:

Absolute Encoders Are Individually Programmed in Seconds to Satisfy Specific Application Requirements

User-programmable encoders reduce and simplify stock requirements, and maximize machine uptime

DAYTON, OH - SICK STEGMANN, INC. introduces AFS60 Singleturn and AFM60 Multiturn Absolute Encoders. With the help of a simple programming tool, users, system integrators and distributors can self-configure any programmable version of the AFM/AFS60 via a PC or laptop in seconds, without the need for an external voltage supply. Resolutions up to 262,144 singleturn and 4,096 revolutions multiturn, zero point or offset and the counting direction can be freely selected.

"Because these high resolution absolute encoders eliminate the need for users to purchase stock and prepare machine-oriented line count versions, warehousing is simplified and made more cost effective. Downtime is minimized due to the immediate availability of an encoder that is quickly and easily programmed, and reprogrammed without limit, to wide ranging and evolving user needs," says Mark Eustache, Sales Manager.

Their innovative design allows a 30 mm distance between bearings which decreases vibration, increases bearing life, and delivers exceptionally smooth operation even at the maximum operating speed. Coupled with a robust Nickel code disc, they are particularly suited to determining position, angle, speed or acceleration in harsh application environments requiring both maximum accuracy and reliability.

These revolutionary encoders come with an option of a pluggable outlet that can be used as either a radial or axial cable outlet which reduces installation depth and provides simple cable replacement, if needed. The AFM60 multiturn provides 30-bit resolution, and the AFS60 singleturn provides 18-bit resolution, at speeds up to 9,000 rpm. They are rated for operation in temperatures ranging from -20 ...+100°C, and offer up to 70 g/6 ms resistance to shock and up to 30 g/10 ... 2000 Hz resistance to vibration.

SICK STEGMANN, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SICK AG in Waldkirch, Germany. SICK|STEGMANN is a world leader in the design and manufacture of incremental, absolute and linear encoders, as well as motor feedback systems.

SICK STEGMANN, INC., 7496 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45414; (800) 811-9110; (937) 454-1956; fax: (937) 454-1955;;

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