Whether rotative or linear – all path measurement or position determination systems with a Hiperface interface can now be flexibly connected to SSI or Profibus with the help of the appropriate Adapter Module from Sick .
The main advantage: the encoder itself remains compact, there is still only one device version, and flange or housing solutions, in particular, can be implemented quicker and more economically. The supplementary advantage: an extremely high resolution of greater than 200,000 increments per revolution is achieved because the encoder’s digital and analogue signals are evaluated during the transition.
Encoders with a Hiperface interface are used as motor feedback systems in drive technology. As a result of their special design for drive technology they have, for example, a high temperature range, are often very small, and are also available in a variety of mechanical housings.
The use of these encoders in automation technology would thus be extremely interesting for many customers if a suitable interface were available.
An appropriate interface conversion is necessary to allow the encoder data to be transmitted in a suitable form for SSI or Profibus – the HIPERFACE SSI Adapter or the HIPERFACE Profibus Adapter. They integrate motor feedback encoders (as well as other path and position determination systems with a HIPERFACE interface) into the particular industrial interface or fieldbus environment via M12 connectors.
Further adapter variants for CanOpen and DeviceNet will follow shortly.