Absolute Linear Encoders - Elgo Electric LMAX/FLMAX


Absolute linear encoders up to 1000 meters
LMAX (unguided variant) and FLMAX (magnetic tape is guided by a guide plate)



no data leakage after power down or power failure
space saving unit and simply installation
direct measurement
measuring distances up to 1000 m
1 mm resolution
operating speed up to 16 m/s
abrasion resistant and contactless measuring principle
very durably against contamination
- different interfaces available


The series of LMAX respective FLMAX was developed, in order to be able to use the advantages of the absolute measurement principle even for larger distances (e.g. high bay rackings). With LMAX and FLMAX now measuring lengths up to 1000 meters can be processed. For further processing, the measured absolute position are transmitted by an interface to a super ordinate system (e.g. PC or PLC). For measurement, a magnetic tape (absolute coded, single track system) will be scanned by the sensor. The tape can be mounted (stuck) horizontally or tensed resp. suspendend vertically also. Three integrated guideways in the sensor housing permit a simple assembly (possible from 3 sides).

Technical Specifications:

Resolution / Repeat accuracy

1 mm / +/- 1 Increment

Maximum measuring length

1000 Meters

Power supply

10... 30 VDC


200 mA

Operating speed

max. 16 m/s

Allowed distance between sensor and tape

1.5 mm

Operation temperature

0... 50 C

Stock temperature

- 40... + 70 C

Avialable interfaces

CANopen (standard), RS422, RS232, SSI


80 %, not condensing


aluminium profile

Dimensions (L x W x H)

LMAX: 176 x 55 x 40 mm's
FLMAX: 176 x 55 x 45 mm's

Protection class

IP50 (standard)
IP67 (sealed option)

Magnetic tape designation


Coding system

Absolute, single track

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