Utilizing Lika's IF55 Gateway, it is possible to connect your Lika SSI encoders to Ethernet/IP while providing complete integration and full compliance with the latest ODVA specification.
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 an 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 EtherNet/IP 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, Profibus and CanOPEN 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.
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