SICK Launches AFS60/AFM60 with Industrial Ethernet

Absolute encoders with EtherNet/IP, PROFINET RT and EtherCAT Connectivity

Minneapolis, Minn. - SICK, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the AFS60 and AFM60 absolute encoders with Industrial Ethernet. These dual-port Industrial Ethernet encoders provide EtherNet/IP, PROFINET RT and EtherCAT connectivity.


The singleturn AFS60 and the multiturn AFM60 feature an embedded switch functionality that reduces SICK Launches AFS60/AFM60 with Industrial Ethernetexternal switching components and re-routes data when cable breaks in the network are detected. The AFS60 and AFM60 have superior diagnostic functions, including temperature and acceleration monitoring, and a durable metal code disc that is resistant to shock and high temperatures. These absolute encoders also include a customizable resolution for customer-specific applications using resolution scaling or endless shaft functionality.

With an IP 67/65 protection rating, the AFS60 and AFM60 can be used in a variety of applications that require precise and reliable position accuracy with EtherNet/IP network connectivity. A high degree of accuracy and repeatability make these encoders ideal for motion control, robotics, AGV, packaging and general manufacturing applications. Face mount, servo flange and blind hollow housings are available.

About SICK
SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 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 was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

Featured Product

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. - The Random Robotic Case Erector System

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. - The Random Robotic Case Erector System

Random Case Erectors are ideal for fulfillment centers and other end-of-line packaging needs. Save money by eliminating changeover downtime. Reduce ergonomic injuries by eliminating repetitive manual tasks. The Random Robotic Case Erector System includes: • FANUC M20iA/20 Robot • Combi gravity case magazine - holds 2 box sizes • Combi bottom flap folder with integrated 3M case sealing head. • Fixed robot base, anchored to the floor • Flexible end of arm tool to pick and erect multiple case sizes to eliminate changeover downtime • System wiring and controls • Color 7.5" touchscreen HMI display for selecting case size • Perimeter guarding with safety interlocks on doors • Programming for Robot, PLC/PMC, HMI and Vision • Complete documentation in electronic format • On-site training and support • Compliance with all applicable robotic safety standards. Alternate safety configuration may be available to allow an operator to changeover a case size in one magazine while the robot continues to work in other magazines. Contact Motion Controls Robotics to learn more about how to implement this system into your current end-of-line operations.