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AZ16E Absolute Measurement with display Self-sufficient Absolute Linear Encoder with Position Indicator

  • User-friendly programming
  • Measuring lengths up to 8 meters
  • External magnetic sensor (pluggable)
  • Permanent preservation of all parameters
  • Battery life up to 4 years
  • Activatable AUTO POWER OFF function with adjustable switch-on time
  • Resolution 0.1 mm
  • Switch-over between incremental and absolute measuring
  • mm or inch-mode possible
  • Fraction display possible in inch-mode
  • Keys individually activatable or deactivatable
  • Adjustable reference value and 3 adjustable tool-offsets
  • Symbols individually activatable / deactivatable (mm/INCH/arrows, ...)
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Housingnorm panel housing
Housing materialABS plastic, black
Housing dimensions (W x H)96 x 72 mm
Panel cut out (W x H)93 x 67 mm
Keyboardfoil with short stroke keys
Installation depth (complete)approx. 66 mm


Display7 digit LCD with sign, battery state and measurement units
Perspective12 o'clock
Measurement unitsmm / inch / m 
Accuracy± 1 digit
Power supply voltagebattery (1.5 V resp. 3 V) integrated or external
Current consumption< 1 mA bei 1.5 V, with measuring system
Battery service lifeup to 4 years, depending on power-on time
External inputs2 x 5 ... 30 V (on request)
External outputs2 x 30 V open collector (on request)
Optional intefacesRS232, RS485, RF 868 MHz on request
Connectionsstandard: RJ45 socket, optional: fixed cable outlet
Data memoryFlash


Operating temperature0 ... +50 °C
Storage temperature-10 ... +60 °C
Humiditymax. 80 %, non-condensing
Protection class (front)IP54 
Protection class (rear)IP40


Type designationAZS-100 (standard), AZS-50 (on request)
Dimensions (L x W x H)100 x 12 x 25 mm
Measuring principlemagnetic, absolute
Required magnetic tapeAB20-40-10-1-R-11
Magnetic tape pole pitch4 mm
Distance sensor/ tape1.5 mm
Resolution0.1 mm
Repeat accuracy±2 increments
Interface (absolute)RS485
Maximum measuring length8.0 m
Housing materialplastic ABS
Protection classIP67
ConnectionsRJ45 (male) connector
Sensor cabledrag-chain suitable, high-flexible, 4-wire/ shielded
Sensor cable length1, 2, 3, 5 m, others on request, maximum cable length 20 m
Sensor cable bending radiusmin. 25 mm
Weightapprox. 40 g
Humiditymax. 95 %, non-condensing
Influence of external magnetic fieldsexternal magnetic fields > 1 mT, which directly impinge upon  the sensor, can affect the system accuracy.


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