EMAX-HI High-Resolution Magnetic Absolute Linear Sensor

High-resolution magnetic absolute sensor for use in dynamic processes

  • High-resolution – up to 1 µm
  • Operation speed up to 10 m/s
  • For measuring lengths up to 8 m
  • Interfaces: SSI, CANopen
  • Additional incremental square-wave signals (A, B) or analog signal output Sin/Cos (1 Vss) in real-time for highly dynamic control (option)
  • High safety during installation and operation by visual (LED) and signal output error message in case the max. allowable reading distance to scale is exceeded
  • Typical application: linear actuators, pick & place, medicine technology


Mechanical Data

Measuring principle


Repeat accuracy

+/- 1 increment

System accuracy
in μm at 20 °C

+/- (10 µm + 20 µm x L[m])
L = measuring length in meter

Distance sensor – magnetic tape

Max. 0.5 mm (without covering tape)

Basic pole pitch

1 mm

Sensor housing material


Sensor housing dimensions

L x B x H = 70 x 16 x 30 mm

Required magnetic tape


Max. measuring length

8 m


circular plug 12-pole, M12 outboard

Sensor cable

5 m standard cable length (other on request)


Sensor: ca. 50 g without cable
Cable: ca. 60 g per meter

Electrical Data 

Supply voltage

10…30 VDC

Residual ripple

10 – 30 V: < 10%

Power input

max. 150 mA


SSI-Interface, CANopen (DS406)

on request: CAN BASIC ELGO (CN0), RS422, addressable RS422


0.001 mm

Max. travelling speed

1 m/s with permanent absolute position scanning
10 m/s with SC10 scanning
4 m/s with square wave 5V

Environmental Specifications

Storage temperature

-20 °C …+85 °C

Operation temperature

-10 °C …+70 °C
(-20 °C …+75 °C on request)


max. 95 % non-condensing

Protection class

IP 50 (standard)
IP 65 (option V)
Higher protection class on request