Absolute encoders

Flexible, smart, compact: Encoders for countless fields of application

Your Benefits

  • Quick and easy mechanical installation due to a rotatable male connector or cable connection, various mounting hole patterns, and many different shafts
  • Easy and economical integration of the encoder into various higher-level networks via IO-Link interface
  • Easy encoder configuration via IO-Link master or SOPAS
  • Rugged, reliable and fully-magnetic sensors, can also be used in harsh environments
  • Space-saving and cost-effective design for applications where space is tight
  • High performance at a cost-efficient price


Flexible, smart, compact: Encoders for countless fields of application

The AHS/AHM36 IO-Link absolute encoders set standards in mechanical adaptation, electrical connectivity and IO-Link communication.

With their rotatable male connector or cable connection as well as the various mounting hole patterns and adapter flanges, these encoders are suitable for nearly any application. The IO-Link interface enables economical encoder integration into Ethernet and fieldbus networks. The configuration of the encoder can be adjusted individually via the SOPAS engineering tool from SICK or the IO-Link master. The rugged, reliable, fully magnetic sensor system provides a maximum resolution of 12 bits for the singleturn variant and maximum 24 bits for the multiturn variant.

At a glance
  • Compact 36 mm absolute encoder with maximum 24 bits (AHM36) or 12 bits (AHS36)
  • Face mount flange, servo flange, blind hollow shaft
  • Rotatable M12 male connector or cable connection
  • Process data communication via IO-Link
  • Configuration via IO-Link or SOPAS
  • IP65 enclosure rating
  • Operating temperature range: –20 °C ... +70 °C


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Encoder versionSingleturn / Multiturn
    Communication interfaceIO-Link
    Communication Interface detailV1.1, COM3 (230,4 kBaud)
    Shaft type

    Solid shaft, Servo flange

    Solid shaft, face mount flange

    Blind hollow shaft

    Shaft diameter

    6 mm x 12 mm

    8 mm x 12 mm

    10 mm x 12 mm

    1/4" x 12 mm

    3/8" x 12 mm

    6 mm x 12 mm 1)

    10 mm x 24 mm 2)

    6 mm

    8 mm


    10 mm


    Max. number of steps per revolution (max. resolution)4,096 (12 bit)
    Max. resolution (max. number of steps per revolution x max. number of revolutions)12 bit x 12 bit (4,096 x 4,096)
    Connection type

    Male connector, M12, 4-pin, universal

    Cable, 4-wire, universal, 0.5 m

    Cable, 4-wire, universal, 1.5 m

    Cable, 4-wire, universal, 3 m

    Cable, 4-wire, universal, 5 m

    Smart Sensor

    Efficient communication

    Enhanced Sensing

    • 1) For adapting to 1.25 m Ecoline wire draw mechanism; only available for multiturn variants.
    • 2) For use with the adapters 2072298 and 2072295.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product