SSI to Profibus IF55 gateway
Process Control, Converter, Motion Control
What is IF55?
IF55 is the new gateway from Lika Electronic designed to convert any Lika SSI serial encoder into a Profibus-DP slave. The slave encoder can be configured as a Class 1, Class 2 or Class 2(+VEL) device, thus gaining enhanced functions such as scaling, extended diagnostics, velocity information. Whether your SSI device is a singleturn or multiturn rotary encoder or a linear sensor, then you can easily and reliably connect it to the fieldbus network. IF55 gateway fully complies with the Profibus-DP protocol.
Why to use IF55?
There are many good reasons why IF55 gateway is of a great benefit. First, in the case of a plant retrofit project, instead of being discarded an existing SSI serial interface encoder can be converted and reused in a more modern and integrated communication system.
Furthermore, because of its electronics, a bus encoder has larger dimensions than a SSI model and comes from 58 mm flange design up. Today it is finally possible to install even a small encoder (Ø 36 mm!) or a minimum footprint head sensor in tight spaces not giving up the Profibus technology.
In addition there is no need to make any change either in the hardware or in the software of the SSI encoder, only the converter needs few simple parameters to be programmed.
A complete range
IF55 gateway is also available with EtherCAT interface complying with ETG.1000 specifications and supporting CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT) and FoE (for firmware upgrade) protocols and the EtherCAT State Machine; and with CANopen interface complying with the "Device Profile for encoders" Class 2. IF55 converters use connectors and cables that meet the protocol specifications.
Perfect for: - singleturn and multiturn rotary encoders (for example MS36, MM36, AM36, AM58); - linear encoders (for example SMA5, SMA2); - bearingless encoders (for example SMRA).
- Fully complying with Profibus-DP; - device configurable as a Class 1, Class 2 or Class 2(+VEL) slave; - connectors and cables according to Profibus specifications
, Automation Equipment
, bearingless encoder
, Factory Automation
, Industrial Automation
, Industrial Sensors
, Lika Electronic
, Linear Encoders
, Motion Control
, Motion Control Products
, Optical Encoders
, Process Control
, Rotary Encoders