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 (cable, M23)
  • Maintenance-free encoder, long service life
  • A base device with flexible application possibilities 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 absolute multiturn encoder from SICK has an SSI data interface and provides reliable positional information even in harsh ambient conditions, with a resolution of up to 25 bits. This product family, which is proven in its field, is based on the principle of magnetic mea-surement. 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 pushbut-ton, the encoder can be easily set to zero or to any other user-programmed value on site. Configuration of the SSI encoder is easy using the RS422 interface. With its magnetic scanning, rugged IP 67-rat-ed housing and high level of resistance to shock and vibration, the ATM60 is op-timally suited for use in harsh conditions.

At a glance
  • Extremely rugged, tried-and-tested absolute multiturn encoder with a resolution of up to 25 bits
  • Mechanical interface: face mount flange, servo flange, blind hollow shaft, and extensive adapter accessories
  • Zero-set and preset functions via hardware or software
  • Electrical interface: SSI with gray or binary code type
  • Electronically adjustable, configurable resolution
  • Round axis functionality (optional) also for non-binary resolutions (per revolution) and decimal numbers (number of revolutions)
  • 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 type

    Male connector, M23, 12-pin, radial

    Cable, 12-wire, radial

    Communication interfaceSSI
    Number of steps per revolution (max. resolution)
    Max. resolution (number of steps per revolution x number of revolutions)
    SSI12 bit x 12 bit (4,096 x 4,096)
    Programmable/configurableOver programming 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