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SICK Launches DFS60S Pro Incremental Encoder for Functional Safety

47 SICKSICK, one of the leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory, logistics and process automation, announced the launch of the DFS60S Pro incremental encoder for functional safety.

The DFS60S Pro incremental encoder is a Certified Safety Product up to SIL2 (IEC 61508), SILCL2 (EN 62061), PL d (EN ISO 13849), Category 3 (EN ISO 13849).  When used with the MOC Drive monitor and Flexi controls from SICK, the DFS60S Pro incremental encoder is ideal for mobile and stationary applications that require safe motion monitoring. 

The DFS60S encoder makes it easy to integrate safe motion into machine safety architecture by reducing the amount of work required for verification, validation and safety engineering. The DFS60S Pro also features IP 65 enclosure rating, wide temperature range and wide set bearings for enhanced durability.

Additional features include versatile connection options for high levels of flexibility and straightforward implementation, as well as a compact installation depth for compatibility with applications in which installation space is limited.

With more than 1,000 patents, 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.