Linear encoders

Flexible linear encoder for countless industrial applications

Your Benefits

  • Easy integration into new and existing machine designs thanks to high system flexibility, low space requirements and customizable functions, such as backward compatibility with manufacturer-specific position magnets.
  • Low maintenance costs due to wear- and maintenance-free measurement principle
  • Absolute measurement without reference run
  • Intelligent condition monitoring enables predictive maintenance of machines
  • Fail-safe operation due to undervoltage control and integrated overvoltage protection, also making them suitable for areas susceptible to voltage supplies fluctuations.

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    Flexible linear encoder for countless industrial applications

    Linear encoders from the DAX® product family are well-suited for determining the absolute position of piston rods in hydraulic cylinders as well as linear movements in industrial plants. Thanks to the use of magnetostrictive technology, the encoder is completely wear- and maintenance-free. Individual configuration options ensure customized integration in nearly any application. Thanks to the flexible system architecture, the DAX® linear encoder enables properties such as backwards compatibility with manufacturer-specific position magnets. Other intelligent functions for condition monitoring allow for predictive maintenance, for example, and create transparency about the current machine condition. This minimizes unplanned downtime and increases efficiency.

    At a glance
    • Magnetostrictive principle of operation
    • Absolute position feedback
    • Resolution: up to 10 μm
    • Measuring lengths: 50 mm to 2,500 mm
    • Available interfaces: Analog and CANopen
    • Highly-flexible system architecture
    • Intelligent diagnostic functions and condition monitoring
    • Profile and hydraulic variants for many installation situations


    Technical overview

    • Technical data overview

      Technical data overview

      Measuring length0.05 m ... 2.5 m
      Communication interfaceAnalog, CANopen
      Communication Interface detailCurrent / Voltage
      Resolution10 µm ... 100 µm
      Connection type

      Male connector, M12, 5-pin

      Male connector, M12, 8-pin

      Safety system
    All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product