Draw Wire Linear Encoders

LINARIX Linear Sensors

Many applications require linear motion to be monitored for system control or to ensure safety. With lengths ranging from 1 m to 10 m (3’ to 33’), LINARIX draw wire sensors are available in many configurations to meet an application’s requirements. Options include a wide variety of outputs (including analog, fieldbus and Ethernet variants), heavy duty housings and compact designs.

  • Wide Selection of Measuring Lengths 1 to 10 m (3′ to 33′)
  • Absolute Position Measurement with Resolutions up to 2 µm
  • High Linearity even with Long Cycle Times
  • Low Cost yet Rugged Construction
  • Scalable Analog Output to Fit Measuring Length

Die Cast Metal Housings for Draw Wire Encoder

This linear sensor is best suited for long stroke applications in demanding environments. Its die cast housing and its 0.86 mm [0.34 in] diameter nylon coated stainless steel wire makes it an excellent choice for outdoor applications like offshore cranes, spreaders, irrigation, water gate positioning and mining. Available in 5 [200 in] and 10 m [400 in] measuring lengths.


Heavy Duty Linear Sensors

Extruded Metal Housings for Linear Sensor

This robust aluminum draw wire with flexible mounting options is suitable for demanding environments. Flexible mounting options make installation easy in a variety of applications. Suitable for applications that require high acceleration, up to 7g. Available in 3 [118 in], 5 [196 in] and 10 m [393 in] measuring length.


Robust Linear Sensors

Machined Metal Housings Draw Wire Sensor

The aluminum housing provides a reliable sensor ideal for industrial environments. Being both economical and compact, these are appropriate for a wide variety of applications. Available in 1.25 m [49.2 in], 1.74 m [ 68.5 in], 2 m [78.7 in], 3 m [118 in] and 6 m [ 236 in] measuring lengths.

Industrial Linear Sensors

Plastic Housings for Draw Wire Encoder

Unbeatable economic pricing in large quantities and a small footprint makes this tough draw wire encoders the preferred OEM customer selection. Well engineered mechanics in combination with POSITAL’s fully digital rotary encoders means these draw wires do not loose accuracy even after one million strokes. Available in 1.25m [49.2 in] and 2.1 m [82.67 in] measuring lengths.


Economic Linear Sensors

Variety of Interfaces

Analog, CANopen, Profibus, DeviceNet, J1939, Interbus, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, ProfiNet, Powerlink, Modbus+Ethernet TCP, SSI


Product Finder


LINARIX sensors provide extremely precise measurements because of the inherent accuracy of the absolute encoders and the rugged construction ensures reliable performance even under extreme conditions. Measurements are highly accurate, reliable and the systems have very long lifetimes without losing its inherent characteristics.

standing_crane_1 scissor_lift_2 overhead waterworks_2