Position measurement
EP5151 | Incremental encoder interface with single-ended inputs
M12 I/O
connection sockets
Signal status display
Power supply
status display:
Box supply (US
Auxiliary voltage (UP
Power supply feed 
Power supply down- 
stream connection
1 | GND
2 | Enc_Supply
3 | A
4 | /Error
5 | B
6 | Latch
7 | C
8 | Gate
1 | Tx+
2 | Rx+
3 | Rx-
4 | Tx-
1 | + 24 V DC Us
2 | + 24 V DC UP
3 | GNDs
4 | GNDP
signal input 
signal output 

EP5151-0002 | Incremental encoder interface with single-ended inputs

The EP5151-0002 EtherCAT Box is an interface for the direct connection of incremental encoders with 24 V DC inputs. A 32/16 bit counter with a quadrature decoder and a 32/16 bit latch for the zero pulse can be read, set or enabled. Interval measurement with a resolution of up to 100 ns is possible.

Due to the optional interpolating microincrement function, the EP5151-0002 can supply even more precise axis positions for dynamic axes. In addition, it supports the synchronous reading of the encoder value together with other input data in the EtherCAT system via high-precision EtherCAT distributed clocks (DC). The encoder is connected via an 8-pin M12 socket.

Technical data EP5151-0002
Connection technology M12, 8-pin
Number of channels 1
Encoder connection M12, screw type, 8-pin
Encoder operating voltage 24 V DC
Encoder output current 0.5 A
Nominal voltage 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Signal type single-ended
Sensor supply 24 V DC/0.5 A, short-circuit-proof
Counter 32 or 16 bit, binary
Limit frequency 4 million increments/s (with 4-fold evaluation)
Quadrature decoder 4-fold evaluation
Zero-pulse latch 16/32 bit
Commands read, set, enable
Distributed clocks yes
Power supply connection feed: 1 x M8 male socket, 4-pin; downstream connection: 1 x M8 female socket, 4-pin
Current consumption from US (without sensor current) typ. 130 mA + load
Bit width in the process image 1 x 32 bit input, 1 x 16 bit output, 8 bit control, 8 bit status
Electrical isolation 500 V
Operating/storage temperature 0…+55 °C/-25…+85 °C
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 65/66/67 (conforms to EN 60529)/variable
Approvals CE, UL
ZK1090-3xxx-xxxx Cables for EtherCAT signal in- and -output
ZK2020-3xxx-xxxx Cables for M8 power supply