Elgo Electronic

Emolice are the UK and Ireland exclusive distributor of ELGO Electronic (previously known as ELGO Electric) Non-Contact Linear Measurement Systems and Controls. For over 40 years, ELGO measuring and positioning technology has been used successfully in a wide range of industries, including machine tools for the wood, metal and stoneworking industries, plant automation, medical and laboratory applications, renewable energy and with their specialist lift information and safety products which are installed in over 100,000 elevators worldwide.

The ELGO Electronic product line comprises magnetic length and angle measuring systems, position indicators and positioning controls.

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The Elgo Product Range

Elgo Position Indicators and Counters allow the measurement and display of values from up to 3 axis simultaneously. Battery-powered measurement and display systems (such as the popular IZ14E, IZ15E, IZ16E and IZ17E products for incremental systems or AZ14E, AZ16E, AZ16I and AZ17E for absolute systems) have a very compact design and allow for easy mounting without any wiring or cables. Taking them ideal for use in small machines and for machine modernisations. Mains-powered measurement and display systems (such as the popular Z25, Z50, Z60, Z57 and Z58 products) offer a greater range of sensing and connectivity options.

Elgo Non-Contact Measuring Systems  The popular ELGO incremental sensors (such as the EMIX1, EMIX2, EMIX23, LMIX1, LMIX2 and LMIX3) and their absolute sensor counterparts (EMAX) offer resolutions from 0.025mm up to 1 μm and offer various mounting options for machine integration. The systems are contactless, using magnetic tape to provide linear measurements for a multitude of machine applications including sheet metal guillotines, woodworking machines and press brakes.

Elgo Position Controllers ELGO offers simple compact controls as well as multi-axis controls for numerous machine applications, e.g. for wood or sheet metal processing. The original P-series controllers (85P, 86P, 87P, 88P, 89P, 98P) and their replacements (P8511, P8721, P8822, P9511, P9521) are still widely used today on machines throughout world. The latest P40 and P50 controllers offer everything from basic 1 or 2 axis / positioning control through to advanced multi axis CNC control with PLC integration.

Elgo Lift Shaft Information & Safety Systems The LIMAX02, LIMAX22, LIMAX33 and LIMX44 systems for lifts use a contactless sensor mounted on the elevator car to detect the current car position by reading the magnetic tape mounted. The proven magnetic tape technology has considerable advantages over alternative measurement methods. By directly detecting the cabinet position in the shaft, typical measurement errors caused by rope slip or dynamic rope effects (rope expansion) are avoided. Contaminants such as dirt and moisture and even the occurrence of dense black smoke do not affect the measurement result, which is a significant advantage over optical systems. To satisfy functional safety requirements, certain LIMAX car position measurement sensors are fully redundant and can be used for safety-relevant applications up to SIL3.

Technology Behind Elgo

Elgo Electric measuring systems use non-contact magnetic technology consisting of a sensor head and magnetic tape. The ELGO magnetic tapes are coded as either incremental or absolute measuring systems, and contain all of the necessary digital information for precise linear measurement.

The magnetic tape is installed along the distance to be measured and is bonded directly onto the mounting surface. Due to its own magnetic pull the tape can also be fixed without any tools onto ferromagnetic areas such as steel beams, machine bases etc.

For incremental or absolute measuring systems, different types of magnetic tapes are required. In addition, the magnetic tapes differ regarding their pole pitch, which determine (together with the magnetic sensor) the accuracy and the resolution of the measuring system.

Elgo Measuring Systems

  • Use non-contact magnetic technology.
  • Absolute and Incremental, non-contact sensing eliminates wear
  • High system accuracy and repeatability
  • Insensitive to dust, moisture, oils etc
  • High shock and vibration resistance