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Encoders require no external voltage

April 19, 2010
By Mary Del

Sick Stegmann introduced the AFS60 Singleturn and AFM60 Multiturn Absolute Encoders. These programming tools assist users, system integrators and distributors in self-configuring 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.

These 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.


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