Absolut Analog Magnetic Scales MXAX and MXAZ

WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

"Absolut Analog Magnetic Scales MXAX and MXAZ" by WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

Jan 8, 2018
The MXAX and MXAZ magnetic scales are absolute linear measuring systems for minor linear displacements up to 1250 mm. They’re ideal for harsh environmental conditions (heavy-duty sensor) occurring in commercial vehicles with telescope systems or in hydraulic cylinders, for example. They have a broad spectrum of applications: absolute magnetic scales are also suitable for industrial trucks, forklifts, lifting platforms, or loading platforms.

The magnetic scale combines several advantages with a low price. The Macromelt® housing is particularly robust and encloses both the magnetic sensor and the electronics. The high protection factor of IP68 and IP69K withstands the majority of aggressive industrial environments. The sensor is therefore highly resistant to dust, dirt, moisture, moisture, oil, grease, and UV rays.

The thermoplastic housing further protects the sensor from oscillation, mechanical strain, shock, and vibration. The sophisticated magnet technology allows for non-contact measurement, thus guaranteeing stable measurements, maintenance-free operation, and a long operating life. The sensor’s mounting tolerance of up to 2 mm ensures easy installation without extensive adjustment.

Analogue signal outputs are available with 4…20 mA current or 0…10 V voltage. Thanks to the Teach Function, the sensor is easily scaled to the required axis, and only the start and stop point need be defined. The absolute magnetic scales reach an accuracy of up to ±2 μm at an operating temperature between -25 and +85 °C. Magnetic tapes have a good accuracy to travel speed ratio of max. 5 m/s. The position is refreshed every 100 μs for a maximum repeatability of ±1 increment. The status LED aids visual diagnosis and programming of the magnetic scale. The MXAX and MXAZ series are absolute linear systems, so the sensor head can reliably determine its exact position, even in the event of a mains failure.

MXAX and MXAZ magnetic scales are combined with an encoded magnetic tape which is highly resistant to dirt and external contamination: it only needs to be affixed.

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About WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

We have been developing and manufacturing precision sensors for position and distance measurement since 1999. As an innovative company with headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich and a branch in Brühl near Cologne, we sell our products all over the world, and we currently have direct points of contact at distributors in over 20 countries.

Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible measurement technique solution. This is why we develop and produce sensors with a wide range of specifications for various applications in industry and research. Our product range includes both premium sensors and custom solutions, from prototype to series production. Products made in Taufkirchen are subject to rigorous quality standards and every single one is delivered to our customers with a calibration certificate.