MAX3 Compact Absolute Measuring System Ideally suited for linear applications in mobile automation

MAX3 is a magnetic absolute length measuring system designed for measuring lengths up to 2450 mm.  A major advantage of the MAX3 is its compact design, which makes it equally suitable for retrofitting as well as new installations in existing machines and vehicles. Available interfaces to the subsequent electronics are CANopen (DS406 encoder profiles) or analog output signals (V or mA). 

  • Absolute encoder with 1 mm resolution
  • Wear-free and contactless
  • Measuring lenghts up to 2450 mm possible
  • With LED for distance control sensor/magnetic tape
  • Interfaces: CANopen (DS406) or analog output
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Mecanical DatA

Measuring principle absolute
Repeat accuracy ± 1 increment
System accuracy in µm at 20 °C

± 1000 at max. 2450 mm measureing length (standard)

Distance sensor/tape min. 0.25 mm, max. 1.0 mm
Sensor housing material galvanized aluminium
Housing dimensions
(L x W x H)
52 x 16 x 30 mm
Required magnetic tape AB20-21-10-1-R-D-10 (10 mm) or AB20-21-20-1-R-D-10 (20 mm)
Pole pitch 2.1 mm
 Max. measuring length 2450 mm
Type of connection Standard: open cable ends, optionally: 5-pin M12 round connector (other connectors on request)
Sensor cable 1.5 m standard length, others on request, drag chain suitable
Sensor cable bending radius min. 60 mm
Weight approx. 50 g without cable, cable: approx. 60 g/m


Power supply voltage 10 ... 30 VDC ± 10 %
Residual ripple < 10 %
Current consumption max. 80 mA

CANopen standard (DS406)
12 bit analog output (0 ... 20 mA)
12 bit analog output (4 ... 20 mA)
12 bit analog output (0,5 ... 4,5 V)
12 bit analog output (0 ... 10 V)
SSI (binary or Gray) on request

Resolution 1 mm
operating speed

2 m/s

Further options option A (CANopen without termination resistor)

Environmmental conditions

Storage temperature -25 ... +85 °C
Operationg temperature -25 ... +85 °C
Humidity 95 %, non-condensing
Protection calass IP40 (standard), IP65 (option V)


Flyer MAX3


(XDD-/EDS-files for CANopen DS406)