PLMIX2 incremental magnetic encoder with bus connection

PLMIX2 is a compact magnetic measuring system with a resolution of up to 5 µm. The sensor measures incrementally and has a CANopen interface. Thanks to the CANopen interface, the PLMIX2 can be connected to existing bus systems easily and in a space-saving way. This unique concept reduces the cabling and wiring effort and thus simplifies the electrical installation - an advantage especially in applications where several sensors communicate with the controller.
The extremely compact read head can be mounted at a distance of up to 2.0 mm from the magnetic tape.

  • Incremental sensor with CANopen interface
  • Very compact housing
  • High resolution up to 0.005 mm
  • Permissible reading distance up to 2 mm
  • Direct non-contact measurement
  • Theoretically unlimited measuring length
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Mechanical DATA

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

± (25 + 20 x L), L= measuring length in meters

Reading distance max. 2 mm 
Sensor housing material zinc die cast / plastic
Housing dimensions
(L x W x H)
37 x 12.5 x 25 mm
Required magnetic tape MB20-10-10-1-R
Pole pitch 5 mm
 Max. measuring length theoretically unlimited
Connections M12 connector 5 pin
Sensor cable 0,2 m standard length, others on request
Sensor cable bending radius 60 mm
Weight approx. 35 g without cable, cable: approx. 60g/m


Power supply voltage 10 ... 30 VDC 
Residual ripple 10 ... 30 VDC: <10 %
Current consumption max. 150 mA
Output signals CAN 5 VDC output driver, supply voltage
Resolution (at 4 edge evaluation)  5 µm
Max. update time 250 µs, depending on bitrate
Max. output frequency per channel 1 MHz, higher on request
Max. operating speed 4 m/s

Environmental conditions

Storage temperature 0 ... +60°C
Operating temperature 0 ... +60 °C, -25 ... +85 °C on request
Humidity 80 %, non-condensing
Protection class IP54