Dear Robotis team and community,
I am developing an AGV for working in an industrial environment in which there will be people working.
For that reason the regulation force the use of safety system (such as safety scanner, safety button, etc.)
I was wondering if it is possible to set up one of these encoders (https://www.sick.com/ag/en/encoders/safety-encoders/dfs60s-pro/c/g309664) in combination with the motor.
I know that all Dynamixel have absolute encoders and Dynamixel Pro have incremental encoders in addition. The problem is that I do not think they are considered SIL3 components as they are embedded in the motor itself.
Thanks a lot for the help.
Thank you for your inquiry.
External devices may be connected to the external port of DYNAMIXEL PRO+, however, the operating voltage will be limited to 3.3V.
The encoder you chose has the minimum 4.2V operating voltage.
Also, the DYNAMIXEL protocol should be processed in the controller so that DYNAMIXEL could be controlled based on LiDAR sensor input.
If this is possible, I'd say the encoder can be used with DYNAMIXEL with proper hardware combination.
Please note that DYNAMIXELs are not comply with industrial standard yet.