SICK ENCODER: LIMITED OFFER COMPLETE KIT R2600.00 ex vat !!
Rubicon Automation Products
LIMITED OFFER COMPLETE KIT R2600.00 ex vat !!
When it comes to possible cost reductions in procurement, warehousing, and service logistics, too, the DFS60 incremental encoders, the AFS60 absolute single turn encoders and the AFM60 absolute multiturn encoders from SICK are a “well-rounded” affair for many drive manufacturers, machine builders, and system integrators.
Encoders become usable universally thanks to programming
In many places, the freely programmable encoders from SICK provide crucial added benefits beyond their technical functionality. Due to the continuously variable setting of the number of lines desired, they can be adjusted as accurately as never before. Moreover, it is possible to define the zero-pulse width depending on the application. Finally, the DFS60 offers the possibility of individually adjusting the voltage levels of the TTL or, respectively, the HTL interfaces at the output side. Overall, therefore, every programmable encoder can be set exactly as required for a given application – and directly ex warehouse at that, which ensures availability and usability at short notice.
Programmable in a user-friendly way – even when already installed
In order for the added benefit of the versatile encoders from SICK to be available to machine builders and integrators without any additional expense, great importance was attached to easy-to-operate programming of the number of lines, zero-pulse width, zero set, and output level.
Programming takes place by means of the standard output line of the encoders – whether using the PC-supported PGT- 08-S standard programming tool or – particularly in the case of maintenance,
service, or adjustment work – using the pocket-sized stand-alone PGT-10-S programming tool. Both tools even permit the cloning of settings once determined to as many encoders as desired – an essential saving of labor when it comes to applications recurring regularly. Particularly with the encoders installed in particular, the possibility of being able to actuate the encoders by means of their RS485 standard interface constitutes a decisive advantage. By contrast, in the case of devices with DIP switches, programming via the controller is just as impossible as the cloning of configurations.
Moreover, depending on the device, there are cumbersome handling of PG connectors and difficult-to-reach programming plugs – both very time-consuming.
Source code available
OEMs and machine builders who wish to carry out programming directly by means of the HMI of their equipment can request the source code from SICK for integration. The bottom line: flexibility, fast availability, straightforward service options, efficient material management – in this way, the DFS60, AFS60, and the AFM60 are “programmed” for success in the years ahead as well.