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LIMIX Length measuring system for lift applications

  • Robust measuring principle for usage in rough environments
  • Insensitive to dirt, smoke and humidity
  • Direct measurement on the elevator car
  • Easy and flexible installation
  • Resolution 0.625 mm (4 edge evaluation)
  • Operating speed up to 5 m/s
  • Polymer guide made of self lubricating material
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Measuring principleincremental
Repeat accuracy± 1 increment
System accuracy in  µm at 20 °C± (25 + 20 x L), L= measuring length in meters
Distance sensor/ tapemax. 2.0 mm
Sensor housing materialsensor head: zinc die cast, guiding block: slidable PA6G oil
Housing dimensions
(L x W x H)
sensor head: 30 x 12.5 x 25 mm, guiding block: 51 x 22 x 32 mm
Required magnetic tapeMB20-50-10-1-R-D-EP-LIFT
Pole pitch5 mm
Max. measuring length600 m
Connectionsopen cable ends, connectors optionally
Sensor cable1.5 m standard length, others on request, drag chain suitable
Sensor cable bending radius 60 mm
Weightsensor head + guiding block: approx. 60 g (without cable); cable: approx. 60 g/m


Power supply voltage10 ... 30 VDC or 5 VDC
Residual ripple10 ... 30 VDC: <10 %, VDC: ± 25 mV
Current consumption10 ... 30 VDC: max. 150 mA, VDC: max. 200 mA
Output signalsA, A', B, B', Z, Z' resp. R, R'
Output levelsHTL or TTL
Output current per channelmax. 20 mA
Resolution (at 4 edge evaluation)0.625 mm
Index pulseevery 5 mm (periodically)
Max. output frequency per channel4 kHz
Operating speed5 m/s (at HTL and optimal evalution)


Storage temperature-25 ... +85 °C 
Operating temperature-10 ... +70 °C, -25 ... +85 °C on request
Humiditiy95 %, non-condensing
Protection classIP67