Absolute encoders

Reliable, established and modular

Your Benefits

  • Reduction in variants due to one encoder for all resolutions, single- and multiturn freely programmable
  • Variable thanks to various electrical connection options
  • Maintenance-free encoder, long service life
  • A base model with flexible application possibilities thanks to the easily exchangeable collets for the blind hollow shaft
  • Fast commissioning thanks to zero-set/preset function at the touch of a button on the device or with software
  • Reliable applications thanks to high permissible shock and vibration values
  • Worldwide availability and service


Reliable, established and modular

The ATM60 absolute multiturn encoder from SICK reliably delivers position information with a resolution of up to 26 bits, even under harsh ambient conditions. This product family proven in the field is based on a magnetic measurement principle. The 13 bit singleturn area is scanned by a sensor by means of permanent magnetic elements. The 13 bit multiturn area consists of a magnetic reduction gear. Equipped with the zero set pushbutton, the encoder can be conveniently set to zero or a user-programmed value on site. With magnetic scanning, its rugged housing in accordance with enclosure rating IP67 and high shock and vibration resistance, the ATM60 SSI is ideal for use under harsh condition.

At a glance
  • Extremely rugged multiturn absolute encoder with up to 26 bits
  • Solid shaft with face mount or servo flange, blind hollow shaft, adapter accessories
  • Zero-set and preset functions via hardware/software
  • Communication interface: SSI, DeviceNet, PROFIBUS DP or CANopen
  • Electronically adjustable, configurable resolution
  • Magnetic scanning


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Encoder designMultiturn
    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
    Blind hollow shaft15 mm 1)
    Connection type

    Male connector, M23, 12-pin, radial

    Cable, 12-wire, radial

    Bus adapter for CANopen

    Bus adapter for PROFIBUS

    Bus adapter for DeviceNet

    Communication interface





    Number of steps per revolution (max. resolution)
    SSI, programmable8,192 (13 bit)
    4,096 (12 bit)
    2,048 (11 bit)
    Max. resolution (number of steps per revolution x number of revolutions)
    CANopen, programmable13 bit x 13 bit (8,192 x 8,192)
    PROFIBUS DP, DPV0, programmable13 bit x 13 bit (8,192 x 8,192)
    DeviceNet™, programmable13 bit x 13 bit (8,192 x 8,192)

    Over handheld programming tool

    Over PLC-Engineering-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