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Singleturn absolute rotary encoder PVS78E

  • Up to 16 Bit singleturn
  • ATEX approval
  • IECEx approval
  • Flameproof enclosure
  • Removable connection cap

Please note: All product-related documents, such as certificates, declarations of conformity, etc., which were issued prior to the conversion under the name Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH or Pepperl+Fuchs AG, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs SE.

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Datasheet excerpt: Technical data of  PVS78E

General specifications
Detection typephotoelectric sampling
Device typeSingleturn absolute rotary encoder
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd210 a
L107.7 E+9 at 3000 rpm
Electrical specifications
Operating voltage10 ... 30 V DC
No-load supply currentmax. 230 mA at 10 V DC
max. 100 mA at 24 V DC
Linearity± 2 LSB at 16 Bit, ± 1 LSB at 13 Bit, ± 0,5 LSB at 12 Bit
Output codebinary code
Code course (counting direction)programmable,
cw ascending (clockwise rotation, code course ascending)
cw descending (clockwise rotation, code course descending)
Interface typePROFIBUS
Single turnup to 16 Bit
Transfer rate0.0096 ... 12 MBit/s
Standard conformityPNO profile 3.062, RS-485
Cable∅9.6 mm, 7-core
Terminal compartmentsee ordering information
Standard conformity
Degree of protectionDIN EN 60529, IP66
Climatic testingDIN EN 60068-2-78 , no moisture condensation
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2007/A1:2011
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2005
Shock resistanceDIN EN 60068-2-27, 100 g, 3 ms
Vibration resistanceDIN EN 60068-2-6, 10 g, 10 ... 2000 Hz
Approvals and certificates
IECEx approval
Equipment protection level GbIECEx ITS 15.0061X
ATEX approval
Equipment protection level GbITS 15 ATEX 18372X
Ambient conditions
Operating temperature-40 ... 70 °C (-40 ... 158 °F)
Storage temperature-40 ... 85 °C (-40 ... 185 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Combination 1housing: anodized aluminum
flange: anodized aluminum
shaft: Stainless steel 1.4404 / AISI 316L
Combination 2 (Inox)housing: Stainless steel 1.4404 / AISI 316L
flange: Stainless steel 1.4404 / AISI 316L
shaft: Stainless steel 1.4404 / AISI 316L
Massapprox. 2600 g (combination 1)
approx. 3900 g (combination 2)
Rotational speedmax. 3000 min -1
Moment of inertia180 gcm2
Starting torque≤ 4 Ncm
Shaft load
Axial60 N
Radial80 N
General information
Use in the hazardous areasee instruction manuals


ECLASS 13.027270502
ECLASS 12.027270502
ECLASS 11.027270502
ECLASS 10.0.127270502
ECLASS 9.027270502
ECLASS 8.027270502
ECLASS 5.127270502
ETIM 9.0EC001486
ETIM 8.0EC001486
ETIM 7.0EC001486
ETIM 6.0EC001486
ETIM 5.0EC001486
UNSPSC 12.139121527

Details: PVS78E


This series of PROFIBUS rotary encoders is based on the modern fast technology of singleturn sampling and the mechanical gear box of the multiturn unit. The absolute encoder corresponds to the PROFIBUS profile for encoders, order no. 3.062. Operation is supported based on Class 1 and Class 2.

For operation based on Class 1, position data and diagnostic data bytes 1 ... 16 are available. In addition, the direction of the code can be selected as either cw ascending (clockwise rotation, code course ascending) or cw descending (clockwise rotation, code course descending).

If the rotary encoder is operated according to Class 2, additional functions to those from Class 1 are available. These include scaling of the resolution per revolution and the overall resolution, as well as the preset function. In addition, expanded diagnostic reporting is supported.

Besides, the rotary encoder offers extended functionalities such as speed transfer, extended scaling functions, programmable limit switches and a commissioning mode.

The removable connecting hood contains a slide switch for setting the terminating resistor and the rotary switches for setting the address. Assign a fixed address and bus termination to the encoder with this switches.

The device is designed for shaft mounting and is available in servo flange or clamping flange design.

Product Documentation: PVS78E

Language Selection:
Safety and Security DocumentationLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction manualENGPDF167 KB
Manual absolute rotary encoders with PROFIBUS interfaceENGPDF6740 KB

Approvals: PVS78E

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CertificatesCertificate No.LanguageFile TypeFile Size
EU Intertek ATEX Category (2) G DITS15ATEX18372XALLPDF931 KB
Worldwide Intertek II 2GDIECEx ITS 15.0061XALLLINK---
Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F)TDOC-2495DENGENGPDF268 KB
UK Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / UK-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-7351ALLPDF159 KB

Software: PVS78E

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Device Description Files/DriversRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
GSD file, Encoders Pxx58, ENA58IL / GSD-Datei, Drehgeber Pxx58, ENA58IL2014-09ZIP8 KB