Angle and linear encoders
HEIDENHAIN AMO Encoders now available for functional safety-rated machines.
HEIDENHAIN has added Functional-Safety-rated (FS) contamination-resistant encoders to its AMO line of angle and linear encoders. The AMO FS encoders are available with either EnDat 2.2 or DRIVE-CLiQ interfaces. In conjunction with a safe control, they can be used as single-encoder systems in applications with control category SIL 2 (as per EN 61508) and with performance level “d” (as per EN ISO 13849). Existing non-FS interfaces for AMO encoders include Fanuc, SSI with 1Vpp, BiSS/C, Mitsubishi, and EnDat (without FS). All these AMO encoders have an IP67 rating.