Absolute encoders

Your Benefits

  • Fewer variants are required since one freely programmable encoder supports all singleturn and multiturn resolutions
  • Versatility thanks to a variety of electrical connection adapters (3x PG, 3x M12)
  • Maintenance-free encoder, long service life
  • A base device that is flexible in application thanks to easily interchangeable collets for the blind hollow shaft
  • Quick commissioning using the zero-set/preset function either at the press of the button on the device or via software
  • Safer applications thanks to highly reliable shock and vibration resistance
  • Worldwide availability and service


The ATM60 PROFIBUS absolute multiturn encoder from SICK provides reliable positional and speed information even in harsh ambient conditions, with a resolution of up to 26 bits. This product family, which is proven in the field, is based on the principle of magnetic measurement. The 13-bit singleturn range is scanned by a sensor using permanent magnetic elements. The 13-bit multiturn range consists of a magnetic reduction gear. Equipped with a zero-set pushbutton, the encoder can be easily set to zero or to any other user-programmed value on site. The connection adapter, which can be removed from the device, makes user maintenance and mounting easy. With its magnetic scanning, rugged IP67 enclosure rating and high level of resistance to shock and vibration, the ATM60 is ideal for use in harsh conditions.

At a glance
  • Extremely rugged, tried-and-tested absolute multiturn encoder with a resolution of up to 26 bits
  • Mechanical interface: face mount flange, servo flange, blind hollow shaft, and extensive adapter accessories
  • Zero-set and preset functions via hardware or software
  • No battery required
  • Electrical interface: PROFIBUS DP as per IEC61158 / RS 485 , electrically isolated.
  • Electronically adjustable, configurable resolution
  • Magnetic scanning



Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Encoder designMultiturn
    Shaft type

    Solid shaft, face mount flange

    Solid shaft, Servo flange

    Blind hollow shaft

    Shaft diameter
    Solid shaft, face mount flange10 mm
    Solid shaft, Servo flange6 mm
    Blind hollow shaft15 mm 1)
    Connection typeConnection adapter for PROFIBUS
    Communication interfacePROFIBUS DP
    Communication Interface detailDPV0
    Number of steps per revolution (max. resolution)
    Max. resolution (number of steps per revolution x number of revolutions)
    PROFIBUS DP, DPV013 bit x 13 bit (8,192 x 8,192)
    Programmable/configurableOver PLC-Engineering-Tool
    • 1) Collets for 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 mm and 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" as accessories, separate order item. For 15 mm shaft diameter collet is not needed.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product