Absolute encoders

Precise, flexible, versatile

Your Benefits

  • The programmability of the encoder results in reduced storage, high machine availability, and easy installation
  • Precise positioning thanks to high resolutions
  • Large selection of mechanical interfaces and electrical contacting options: suitable for all applications
  • Suitable for applications with limited space (extremely short installation depth of 30 mm)
  • Excellent concentricity properties due to long bearing distance
  • Suitable programming tools are available as accessories for every application


Precise, flexible, versatile

With a high resolution of 18 bits (AFS60) or 30 bits (AFM60) and a large selection of programmable parameters, the AFS60 absolute singleturn encoder and the AFM60 absolute multiturn encoder set new standards when it comes to rotary encoders. The high resolution combined with the high IP protection class enables use in a multitude of industrial applications. Both encoders are equipped with the SSI interface while the AFM60 is also available with the SSI + Incremental and SSI + Sin/Cos combined interfaces. A shaft bearing distance of 30 mm means the AFS60/AFM60 product family has significantly better rotation accuracy than encoders with blocked ball bearings. Yet despite their large bearing distance, the AFS60/AFM60 have a compact design. The AFS and AFM60 SSI can be programmed via the same PC-based programming tool (PGT-08-S) or the hand-held PGT-10-Pro programming tool.

At a glance
  • High-resolution absolute encoder with up to 30 bits (AFM60) or 18 bits (AFS60)
  • Face mount flange, servo flange, blind hollow shaft or through hollow shaft
  • SSI, SSI + incremental or SSI + sin/cos interface
  • Resolution, offset, etc. can be programmed (depending on the type)
  • Connectivity: M12 or M23 male connector or cable outlet
  • Enclosure rating: IP67 (housing), IP65 (shaft)
  • Operating temperature: –40 °C ... +100 °C (depending on the type)



Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Encoder versionAbsolute Multiturn / Absolute Singleturn
    Communication interfaceSSI
    Communication Interface detailSSI + incremental / SSI + Sin/Cos
    Shaft type

    Solid shaft, Servo flange

    Solid shaft, face mount flange

    Blind hollow shaft

    Through hollow shaft

    Shaft diameter

    6 mm x 10 mm

    10 mm x 19 mm

    12 mm

    8 mm


    10 mm


    14 mm

    15 mm

    5/8″ 1)

    Connection type

    Male connector, M23, 12-pin, radial

    Male connector, M12, 8-pin, radial

    Cable, 8-wire, universal, 1.5 m 2)

    Cable, 8-wire, universal, 3 m 2)

    Cable, 8-wire, universal, 5 m 2)

    Cable, 8-wire, universal, 10 m 2)

    Cable, 12-wire, radial, 1.5 m

    Cable, 12-wire, radial, 3 m

    Cable, 12-wire, radial, 5 m

    Cable, M12, 8-pin, radial

    Cable, universal, 3 m

    Cable, M23, 12-pin, radial

    Cable, 8-wire, universal, 3 m

    Programmable/configurableOver handheld programming tool, over SOPAS
    • 1) 5/8" not available with multiturn.
    • 2) The universal cable connection is positioned so that it is possible to lay it without bends in a radial or axial direction.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product