Connect your Lika SSI encoder to Profibus with the new IF55 gateway. IF55 gateway allows complete integration and full compliance with the Profibus-DP protocol.
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 and velocity information. Whether your SSI device is a singleturn or multiturn rotary encoder or a linear sensor, 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 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 58 mm and up 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 Profibus 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 CANopen interface complying with the “Device Profile for encoders” Class 2. IF55 converters use connectors and cables that meet the protocol specifications.