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New SICK Ethernet absolute encoders

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SICK  introduces a new range of absolute encoders with Ethernet capability that enables the plant to network like ‘there’s no tomorrow’.
SICK has added three popular Ethernet variants (EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and PROFINET) to its proven AFS60/AFM60 single and multi-turn absolute encoder range.
The Ethernet-capable absolute encoders increase peace of mind and reduce operation and installation costs by integrating into an existing factory Ethernet network without the need for expensive adaptor cards or bus interfaces.
The new Ethernet encoders enable Ethernet-based industrial networks to communicate with all the positioning devices in the facility.
SICK’s new range of Ethernet absolute encoders delivers advantages such as easy installation, space-saving compact housings, precise positioning with optical 18-bit single turn resolution, and enhanced reliability due to device level ring topology.
Extensive diagnostic functions including overvoltage and over temperature have also been included to offer real added value and benefits for the end user. Status display is realised by five LEDs and the unit is addressable via DHCP or DEC switches.

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