DFS60 Sick Incremental Encoder

The DFS60 Sick Incremental Encoder is a high-resolution incremental encoder with a diameter of 60 mm. It offers lots of mechanical and electrical interfaces and a housing made from aluminum or stainless steel. You can program the encoder yourself, if you want. A key feature is the range of options for programming the electrical parameters, e.g., the output signal level, the number of pulses per revolution, or the zero pulse width. This makes the DFS60 highly suitable for demanding applications as well. The high enclosure rating, wide temperature range, and wide-set ball bearings ensure a high level of ruggedness and make the DFS60 the ideal encoder for industrial applications with harsh ambient conditions.

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  • The programmability of the encoder results in reduced storage, high machine availability, and easy and fast installation
  • Flexible adaptation to the application-specific installation situation
  • High resolution up to 16 bits allows applications with demanding requirements on measurement accuracy
  • The stainless-steel housing offers high resistance to environmental influences
  • Long-term and reliable operation thanks to a high enclosure rating, temperature resistance and bearing lifetime
  • Excellent concentricity even at high speeds
  • Simple mounting thanks to compact dimensions, when the installation space is limited



Pulses per revolution 0 … 65,536
Sine/cosine periods per revolution 1,024
Mechanical design Solid shaft, Servo flange

Solid shaft, face mount flange

Solid shaft, Square flange

Blind hollow shaft

Shaft diameter 6 mm

10 mm

8 mm


12 mm

15 mm


14 mm


Connection type Male connector, M12, 8-pin, radial

Cable, 8-wire, radial

Male connector, M12, 12-pin, radial

Cable, 12-wire, radial

Communication interface Incremental
Communication Interface detail TTL / RS-422

HTL / Push pull



Supply voltage 4.5 … 5.5 V

10 … 32 V

4.5 … 32 V

Enclosure rating IP67
Programmable/configurable – / ✔
Output frequency ≤ 820 kHz

≤ 200 kHz

Operating temperature range –40 °C … +100 °C 1)

–30 °C … +100 °C 2)