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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. Thanks to its compact design, the non-contact and wear-free measuring principle as well as its high IP65 protection class (optionally IP69K), the measuring system is particularly suitable for use in harsh environments. Thus MAX3 is excellently suited for applications in mobile automation. 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
  • High protection degrees for harsh environments

Typical applications: in harsh environments, e.g. mobile automation and other outdoor applications

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Mecanical DatA

Measuring principleabsolute
Repeat accuracy± 1 increment
System accuracy in µm at 20 °C± 1 mm at max. 2450 mm measureing length (standard)
Distance sensor/tape1.5 mm
Sensor housing materialgalvanized aluminium
Housing dimensions
(L x W x H)
52 x 16 x 30 mm
Required magnetic tapeAB20-21-10-1-R-D-10 (10 mm) or AB20-21-20-1-R-D-10 (20 mm)
Pole pitch2.1 mm
 Max. measuring length 2450 mm
Type of connectionStandard: open cable ends, optionally: 5-pin M12 round connector (other connectors on request)
Sensor cable1.5 m standard length, others on request, drag chain suitable
Sensor cable bending radiusmin. 60 mm
Weightapprox. 50 g without cable, cable: approx. 60 g/m


Power supply voltage10 ... 30 VDC ± 10 %
Residual ripple< 10 %
Current consumptionmax. 80 mA
InterfacesCANopen 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
Resolution1 mm
operating speed
2 m/s
Further optionsoption A (CANopen without termination resistor)

Environmmental conditions

Storage temperature-25 ... +85 °C
Operationg temperature-25 ... +85 °C
Humidity95 %, non-condensing
Protection calassIP65 (standard), IP69K heavy duty (option H)


Flyer MAX3


(XDD-/EDS-files for CANopen DS406)