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Sick Inc. has launched the AHS/AHM36 absolute encoders, singleturn and multiturn encoders that have a 270-degree rotating M12 connector or cable outlet that enables flexible, time-saving installation in limited spaces, according to the company.
The encoders have a small diameter at 36 mm. Face mount flange, servo flange and blind hollow shaft versions are available, Sick said, each with five different shaft diameters and various adapters. Intelligent diagnostic functions, such as velocity, temperature and power on counter, as well as fast data transmission rates help identify errors early, leading to improved productivity, Sick claims. The encoders are fully magnetic and are able to withstand dust, water jets and temperatures from -40° C to 100° C.
With an enclosure rating up to IP 67, Sick said the AHS/AHM36 encoders are suited for automated guided systems, industrial vehicles and utility vehicles, but they also can be used in packaging machines, logistics applications and machine building.
For more information, visit www.sickusa.com.