Absolute encoders
AFS/AFM60 EtherNet/IP

Your Benefits

  • Integrated web server for easy config-uration without the need for specialized interface knowledge
  • FTP server for firmware updates directly on site and in existing systems
  • DLR (Device Level Ring) for enhanced system throughput thanks to redundant network communication
  • Status display via five duo LEDs on the sensor for a quick initial indication of the operational status
  • Comprehensive diagnosis via the 32-bit fault header
  • Round axis functionality for full scalability for binary and non-binary resolutions as well as not complete multiturn revolutions (transmission calculation)
  • Individual IP address via DHCP or pre-defined IP address via DEC switches


The AFS60/AFM60 EtherNet/IP absolute encoders from SICK are the first encoders of their kind to feature an active web server as well as to make their function blocks available for fieldbus integration. Mechanical engineers, integrators, and end customers all benefit from features including simple commissioning, significantly reduced configuration time, and direct, continuous access to the encoder via the machine's HMI user interface. Furthermore, the encoders are equipped with an FTP server for direct firmware updates. The web server configuration option opens up entirely new opportunities for commissioning, service, and maintenance by operating personnel who have different capabilities and levels of interface knowledge.

At a glance
  • High-resolution, 30-bit absolute encoder
  • Integrated web server and FTP server
  • DLR (Device Level Ring)
  • Function module
  • Comprehensive diagnostic functions
  • IP addressing via software or hard-ware
  • Round axis functionality (transmission calculation)


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Encoder designMultiturn / Singleturn
    Shaft type

    Solid shaft, Servo flange

    Solid shaft, face mount flange

    Blind hollow shaft

    Shaft diameter
    Solid shaft, Servo flange6 mm
    Solid shaft, face mount flange10 mm
    10 mm Round
    3/8″ Round
    Blind hollow shaft12 mm
    10 mm
    14 mm
    15 mm
    8 mm
    Connection type

    Male connector, 1x, M12, 4-pin, axial

    Female connector, 2x, M12, 4-pin, axial

    Communication interfaceEtherNet/IP™
    Number of steps per revolution (max. resolution)
    EtherNet/IP™, programmable262,144 (18 bit)
    Max. resolution (number of steps per revolution x number of revolutions)
    EtherNet/IP™, programmable18 bit x 12 bit (262,144 x 4,096)

    Over webserver

    Over PLC-Engineering-Tool

All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product