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Absolute encoders

Intelligent, powerful, precise

Your Benefits

  • Increased productivity as a result of intelligent diagnostics functions and rapid data transfer
  • Increase in network reliability due to early error detection
  • Simple installation with various configuration options
  • Flexible, easy setup and high resolutions for various applications with binary, integer and "decimal point" values based on round axis functionality
  • Maximum system availability through embedded switch technology
  • Compact and cost-efficient design


Intelligent, powerful, precise

Intelligent diagnostic functions and rapid data transfer: High-resolution AFS/AFM60 EtherCAT® absolute encoders represent high-precision measurement of absolute position and speed in the area of industrial automation. Comprehensive functions for diagnosing parameters such as temperature or operating time and early error detection increase network reliability. Various configuration options, such as modification of resolution, rotational direction or unit of speed measurement simplify installation and enable customized adjustment to each application. Their compact design also makes AFS/AFM60 EtherCAT® absolute encoders suitable for applications in confined spaces. Embedded switch technology ensures maximum system and equipment availability and, therefore, helps increase productivity.

At a glance
  • High-resolution 30-bit absolute encoder (18-bit singleturn and 12-bit multiturn)
  • Face mount flange, servo flange and blind hollow shaft
  • Connection type: 3 x M12 axial connector
  • Data tranfer speed " on the fly" in the range of µs
  • EtherCAT® interface CoE (CiA DS-301) Device profile (CiA DS-406)
  • Round axis functionality
  • Alarms, warnings and diagnostics functions for speed, position, temperature, operating time, etc.
  • Status display via 5 LEDs


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Encoder designMultiturn / Singleturn
    Shaft type

    Blind hollow shaft

    Solid shaft, Servo flange

    Solid shaft, face mount flange

    Shaft diameter
    Blind hollow shaft8 mm
    12 mm
    10 mm
    14 mm
    15 mm
    Solid shaft, Servo flange6 mm
    Solid shaft, face mount flange10 mm
    Connection type

    Male connector, M12, 4-pin, axial

    Female connector, M12, 4-pin, axial

    Communication interfaceEtherCAT®
    Communication Interface detailCoE (CAN over EtherCAT®)
    Number of steps per revolution (max. resolution)
    EtherCAT®262,144 (18 bit)
    Max. resolution (number of steps per revolution x number of revolutions)
    EtherCAT®18 bit x 12 bit (262,144 x 4,096)
    Programmable/configurableOver PLC-Engineering-Tool
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product



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