Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Programmable incremental encoders

July 16, 2009
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

SICK|STEGMANN’s DFS 60 incremental encoders are now available in fully programmable versions to accommodate any value from one to 65,536 pulses per revolution. With the help of a simple programming tool, users, system integrators and distributors are able to select any number of lines between 1 and 65,536 via their PC or Notebook. They are also able to set the zero pulse width to 90°, 180° or 270° and program the electrical interface to either HTL or TTL.

The DFS60 is a universal device for determining angles, positions, speeds and accelerations in automation technology. They are available in blind hollow shaft, through hollow shaft and solid shaft models, and boast a revolutionary mechanical design and a metal code disc for increased robustness and temperature tolerances. Additionally, the new design allows a 30 mm distance between bearings which the company says decreases vibration and increases bearing life.

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