Connect your Lika SSI encoder to CANopen with the new IF55 gateway, it provides complete integration and full compliance with the CANopen protocol.
What is IF55?
IF55 is the new gateway from Lika Electronic designed to convert any Lika SSI serial encoder into a CANopen slave complying with the “Device Profile for encoders” Class 2. Thus, you get a complete CANopen device with 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 CANopen “Device Profile for encoders” Class 2 protocol.
Why to use IF55?
There are many good reasons why Lika's IF55 gateways are of great benefit. First, in the case of a plant retrofit project, instead of discarding an existing SSI serial interface encoder, it 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 a minimum 58 mm flange design. Today it is finally possible to install even a small encoder (Ø 36 mm!) or a minimum footprint head sensor in tight spaces while not giving up the CANopen technology. In addition, there is no need to make any changes 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 Profibus DP-Slave interface for devices configurable as Class 1, Class 2 or Class 2(+VEL). IF55 converters use connectors and cables that meet the protocol specifications.