Rugged, absolute multiturn encoder, with Profibus output

Sick A3M encoder with integrated Profibus output is a rugged, absolute multiturn encoder with 31-bit output (14-bit single turn and 17-bit multi-turn), where the absolute positions are native to the encoder, without an internal power source.

05/06/2011


A3M Rugged, Absolute Multiturn Encoder from SICKSick's new A3M encoder with integrated Profibus output is a rugged, absolute multiturn encoder with 31-bit output (14-bit singleturn and 17-bit multiturn), where the absolute positions are native to the encoder, without an internal power source.

The A3M is based on magnetic technology that uses very few moving parts and is perfect for use in harsh environments and outdoor applications, since the internal electronics are resistant to contamination and condensation. The advanced versions of the A3M can communicate via the DP V2, where motion control applications can directly use Profibus instead of a secondary motion control bus. 

Applications include:

• Packaging – The A3M60 is ideal for palletizers, bag forming, filling and sealing machines, labeling and folding machines

• Cranes and outdoor warehousing systems – Since the A3M has a conformal coating for resistance against condensation and a high IP rating, it can be used in outdoor applications

• Robotics - The A3M60 can be used for position control and collision avoidance. Some typical applications are assembly machines, AGVs, paint spraying and welding robots

• Motion control applications – The advanced variants of the A3M60 with the DP V2 protocol can be used in motion control applications where speed and fast cycle times are very important

• General manufacturing – The A3M60 is suitable for many manufacturing needs when a Profibus fieldbus network is used

Sick said it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation.

www.sickusa.com

See the Sensors Channel at http://www.controleng.com/new-products/sensors.html

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com



No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
40 Under 40; Stand-alone medical buildings; NFPA 92; Specialty fire suppression; Applying 90.1 in lighting design
2016 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now; Data center Q&A; LED codes; Smart buildings
Fire pump power system design: How to design safe, reliable fire pump power service; Water management in commercial buildings; Emergency egress, illumination
Designing generator systems; Using online commissioning tools; Selective coordination best practices
Understanding transfer switch operation; Coordinating protective devices; Analyzing NEC 2014 changes; Cooling data centers
Designing positive-energy buildings; Ensuring power quality; Complying with NFPA 110; Minimizing arc flash hazards
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
click me