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EMAX with IO-Link magnetic abolute measuring system with integrated io-link interface

EMAX-IO combines the advantages of the proven absolute magnetic tape measuring system EMAX and the currently most popular interface in the control world. The integrated IO-Link interface enables reliable, flexible information exchange and data transport from the IO-Link master to the end device. EMAX-IO delivers the absolute position over a distance of up to 20 m and with a resolution/repeat accuracy of 10 µm via a 3-wire cable. Further advantages are safe transmission, continuous diagnostics and fast installation, as the sensor can be parameterized from a central location.

  • Integrated IO-Link interface
  • Two designs: housing with fixed cable and housing with M9 round connector
  • Absolute measurement with 10 µm resolution
  • Non-contact measuring principle
  • Up to 10 m measuring length (EMAX) or 20 m (EMAL)
  • Additional incremental square wave or sin/cos signals for dynamical movement control available

Typical applications are handling systems, storage and conveying technology, injection moulding machines, linear guides

Product inquiry

Mechanical DATA

Measuring principleabsolute
Repeat accuracy± 1 increment
System accuracy in µm at 20 °Cstandard 010*: ± (150 + 20 x L), option F10*: ± (50 + 20 x L), L= measuring length in meters
*)position ''D'' in the type designation
Distance sensor / tapemax. 1.5 mm, 2 mm with reduced measuring accuracy
Sensor housing materialwith cable outlet: zinc die cast,
with M9 round connector: aluminium
Housing dimensions
(L x W x H)
with cable outlet: 75 x 24 x 26 mm,
with M9 round connector: 75 x 22 x 39 mm
Required magnetic tapeAB20-50-20-2-R-11 (EMAX), AB20-50-20-2-R-12 (EMAL)
Pole pitch5 mm
 Max. measuring length 10 m (EMAX), 20 m (EMAL)
Type of connectionwith cable outlet: open cable ends (connectors optionally),
with M9 round connector: via DKA cable (accessorial part)
Sensor cablewith cable outlet:1.5 m standard length (others on request),
with M9 round connector: no cable (DKA cable as accessorial part)
Sensor cable bending radiusmin. 60 mm
Weightapprox. 100 g without cable, cable: approx. 60g/m


Power supply voltage10 ... 30 VDC
Residual ripple< 10 %
Current consumptionmax. 150 mA
InterfacesIO-Link according IEC61131-9
Resolution0.01 mm
Max. operating speed4 m/s
Further optionsadditional incremental output with A/B square wave signals or 1 Vpp Sin/Cos signals - only for sensors with cable outlet

Environmental conditions

Storage temperature-25 ... +85 °C
Operating temperature-10 ... +70 °C, -25 ... +85 °C on request
Humidity95 %, non-condensing
Protection classIP40 (standard), IP65 (option V)