Digital interfaces are currently a huge trend. SICK, one of the pioneers in this market, is providing an opportunity for transforming existing motor feedback systems with HIPERFACE® into the digital world with the sCon® interface converter. The sCon® converts HIPERFACE® signals into HIPERFACE-DSL® signals and can be combined with SES/SEM70, SES/SEM90 and STS motor feedback systems from SICK. The interface converter scores points with its compact design, which facilitates integration into the motor assembly area. It also has an external temperature input for measuring the winding temperature.
At a glance
Interface at output: HIPERFACE DSL®
Voltage supply: 7 VDC ... 12 VDC
Operating temperature range: −30 °C ... +115 °C
Enclosure rating: IP00
Input connector: Male connector, 8-pin
Output connector: Male connector, 4-pin
Additional input for external temperature connector
Upgrade to a smart motor sensor with sCon®
The compact sCon® interface converter converts analog HIPERFACE® signals into HIPERFACE DSL® signals without loss. One advantage of this converter is that it requires only one cable. This reduces errors during cabling as well as space requirements. With HIPERFACE DSL®, many process parameters can be transmitted for real-time diagnostics. An external temperature sensor can also be connected for Condition Monitoring. Monitoring temperature, speed, supply voltage and RPM provides the data basis for predictive machine maintenance and optimizes the plant availability. The sCon® interface converter can be used in combination with the SES/SEM70 and SES/SEM90 motor feedback systems.
Intelligent communication thanks to HIPERFACE DSL®
Data is transmitted into the drive system by the sCon® interface converter using the purely digital HIPERFACE DSL® motor feedback protocol. Only one cable is needed for the entire regulator communication. This reduces connection costs and energy consumption as well as the amount of cables needed on site, and also creates a better overview with lower space requirements.
Retrofit solution for existing applications with HIPERFACE® interface
Thanks to the sCon® interface converter, the existing applications with HIPERFACE® interface can be quickly and easily upgraded to HIPERFACE DSL®. The interface converter can currently be used in combination with the SES/SEM70 and SES/SEM90 motor feedback systems. In the future, the converter will also be used in hollow shaft motors together with the STS motor feedback system from SICK.