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SICK introduces 36mm absolute encoders

30 August 2015

SICK’s AHS36 (single turn) and AHM36 (multi-turn) SSI and CANopen-compatible encoders represent the company’s first  entry into the 36mm size market.

The SICK AHS36/AHM36 - a 2014 RedDot design award winner - features a 270 degree rotating electrical connection for either M12 connector or cable termination. There is a choice of hollow or solid shaft models in a large number of diameters, combined with face and servo mount flanges.

Both SSI and CANopen designs are available as fully-programmable variants, allowing the user to program both the resolution and the code that the encoder produces as its output. The number of turns can also be programmed to a non-integer value, thus removing the risk of accumulation errors and reducing processing load on the PLC.

The CANopen-compatible models offer a choice of device profiles, CIA406 (V32/33) and application specific profiles on request. In addition to providing position information, CANopen variants also provide speed information.

This is combined with advanced diagnostics which enable remote monitoring of parameters, such as operating temperature, maximum speed, length of on-time and length of motion-time to facilitate maintenance scheduling of machinery.

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