SICK Releases AHS/AHM36 IO-Link Absolute Encoders
New flexible, smart absolute encoders from SICK for multiple applications
Minneapolis, Minn., November 16, 2018 – SICK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory, logistics, and process automation, today announced the launch of the AHS/AHM36 IO-Link absolute encoders.
The AHS/AHM36 IO-Link is an absolute encoder with a single turn resolution of 12 bits, or 24 bits for multiturn. Its compact, 36 millimeter design is cost effective and saves space in applications where space is tight. The AHS/AHM36 IO-Link is rugged and fully-magnetic, making it a reliable sensor for harsh environments.
With an IO-Link interface, the AHS/AHM36 IO-Link is economical to integrate into various higher-level networks. Utilizing an IO-Link master or SOPAS makes for easy and efficient encoder configuration. The rotatable M12 connector or cable connection, various mounting hole patterns, and many different diameter shafts make mechanical installation quick, flexible, and easy. Also available in IP69 rated stainless steel construction.
For more information, see the AHS/AHM36 IO-Link product page.
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 1000 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.