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LIMAX2 Shaft Information System Absolute car position detection for hoisting heights up to 260 m

  • For hoisting heights up to 260 m |  speeds up to 10 m/s
  • Robust measuring principle for usage in rough environments
  • Insensitive to dirt, smoke and humidity
  • Simple and flexible installation
  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Absolute cabin position is always directly available - no referencing drives necessary
  • Available interfaces: CAN, CANopen (DS406, DS417), RS422, RS232, SSI (Gray or binary), PROFIBUS, others on request
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Measuring principleabsolute
Repeat accuracy± 1 increment
System accuracy in µm at 20 °C± (1000 + 100 x L) L= measuring length in meters
Distance sensor/ tapecorrect distance is guaranteed by guidance
Housing materialaluminium
Housing dimensions
(W x B x H)
246 x 55 x 55 mm
Required magnetic tapeAB20-80-10-1-R-D-15-BK80
Basic pole pitch (magnetic tape)8 mm
Max. measuring length260 m
Connectionsopen cable ends, optional with connectors 
Sensor cablestandard length: 3.0 m, optional: 5.0 m, others on request
Weightapprox. 460 g without cable, cable: approx. 60 g per meter


Power supply voltage10 ... 30 VDC
Residual ripple< 10%
Current consumptionmax. 200 mA
InterfacesCAN, CANopen (DS406 or DS417), RS422, RS232 or SSI (Gray or binary), PROFIBUS, others on request
Resolutionstandard: 1 mm, optional: 0.5/ 0.25/ 0.125/ 0.625 mm
Maximum operating speed10 m/s


Storage temperature-25 ... +85 °C 
Operating temperature-10 ... +70 °C, (-25 ... +85 °C on request)
Humiditiy95 %, non-condensing
Protection classIP50, higher on request


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