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With the introduction of its SES and SEM absolute encoders, SICK has delivered a motor feedback system with the standard HIPERFACE® interface that takes precision and reliability to the next level for hollow shaft motors and direct drives.

The compact SICK SES70/90 singleturn and SEM70/90 multiturn encoders can be mounted directly on a hollow drive shaft without the need for additional mounting tools, enabling rapid installation and making transmission components, such as timing belts or couplings, unnecessary.

Available in 25mm, SES/SEM70 and 50mm, SES/SEM90 hollow shaft diameters, their low installation depth helps machine builders to save space and weight across a diverse range of direct drive applications such as robotics, extrusion and moulding machines and revolving transfer machines in semiconductor manufacture.

Using capacitive sensing technology, all of the information necessary for the operation of a motor including commutation, speed and absolute position measurement even over a number of rotations, is provided.  The robust technology enables use in geared or ungeared drives working at very low speeds up to high maximum speeds – 6,000 rpm for the SES/M90 and 8,500 rpm for the SES/M70 – and it is immune to interference from electromagnetic fields or humidity.

Multiturn variants feature an innovative new mechanical design that can capture up to 4,096 revolutions without the need to use the external buffer batteries normally required for encoders with large hollow shafts, avoiding the consequent risks of data loss and maintenance downtime.

SICK SES/SEM 70/90 bearing-less encoders are rugged, shock and vibration resistant and achieve high axial tolerances to avoid misalignment. Once installed, it is possible to read out the position of the rotor using the PGT-11-S programming device, providing a reliable way of identifying and rectifying installation errors during the mounting process

“SICK has responded to the increasing preference for compact and rugged direct drive motors, with the development of the SES/SEM motor feedback encoders to provide the necessary precision and reliability,” explains Darren Pratt SICK UK’s National Product Manager for Encoders.

“SICK’s HIPERFACE® motor feedback interface is available on drive electronics produced by nearly every major drive manufacturer across the world, a list is available on request. With HIPERFACE® on-board, the SICK SES/SEM 70/90 encoders’ electronic type label allows the drive to automatically recognise the feedback type and user memory can be used to store and read off application specific parameters.”

For more information on the SICK SES/SEM 70/90 motor feedback encoders, please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk.

SICK (UK) LTD

SICK is a global leader in sensors and sensing systems for factory automation, logistics automation and process control. SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification in use by customers all over the world. Established for over 70 years, SICK products range from simple optical devices through to embedded intelligent systems, ready to meet the needs of Industry 4.0.

SICK sensors: At the heart of automation

SICK is one of the world’s leaders in sensors and sensing technologies for factory automation, logistics automation and process control.

SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification. The company also provides process instrumentation for gas and fluid flow and for chemical and pollutant detection.

From simple optical sensors and barcode readers to complex safety systems; from machine vision to emissions monitoring, SICK’s intelligent sensor solutions facilitate advanced automation and process control.

SICK products are designed with simplicity of installation and operation in mind. They help customers to achieve greater reliability and productivity, increased production flexibility and more efficient use of resources.

Founded in Germany more than 70 years ago, SICK employs more than 7,400 employees worldwide. The company invests heavily in research and development and is leading the way in smart sensor development to support Industry 4.0 objectives.

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