Sep 11, 2018

With the Incremental encoder conversion kit SICK provides you with the tool kit to help safeguard your production process from lengthy unscheduled machine downtime.

Wherever there is a need to control motion you will find an incremental encoder.  These often overlooked components are an essential part of the machine operation.  Normally buried inside the machine they work reliably for many years, but when they do reach the end of their operational life, the process won’t run properly until an appropriate replacement is fitted.

The SICK incremental encoder conversion kit provides you with the necessary parts to replace over 90% of incremental encoders from a wide range of manufacturers – quite an accomplishment given the millions of options OEM’s can select from when choosing an encoder. 

 Electrical flexibility

At the heart of the kit is the SICK DFS60 programmable incremental encoder.  Using the handheld programmer included in the kit, you can quickly select any encoder resolution from 1-10000ppr and you can also determine whether the output is a 5V (TTL / RS422) output or a 24V (HTL / Push-pull / PNP / NPN) output.  Furthermore, if during mounting the once per revolution pulse (Z) needs to be aligned with a part of the machine process, you can do this electronically at the touch of a button on the programmer. A 3m connecting cable is included in the event that the encoder you wish to replace is a cable exit variety or if it has a different connector or pin allocation from the DFS60.

Mechanical flexibility

Mechanical flexibility is offered due to the inclusion of 3 different mechanical versions.  Industry standard 10mm shaft face mount / clamping flange design, 6mm shaft servo flange design and Hollow shaft design with integral flexible stator coupling.  In the case of the hollow shaft version, there are many manufacturers which also feature the 63mm pcd fixings of the DFS60, however there are those which use different fixings.  To cater for this an alternative stator coupling is included to enable the DFS60 hollow shaft to be fitted to fixings with pcd’s ranging from 65mm to 284mm.  A range of interchangeable sleeves (collets) is included to reduce the shaft diameter from 5/8” to 15mm, 14mm, 12mm, 10mm, 8mm or 6mm.

Finally, all locations are marked with the part reference of the item.  As you use parts you can re-order them to keep your kit complete.

Request your quotation today. 

It costs less than you imagine and will pay for itself during your first unscheduled downtime.