PCMT Magnetic Linear Encoder

by Precizika Metrology

The encoder is used to convert linear displacements of key machine components into electrical signals containing information about the value and direction of the displacement. 

The encoder is intended to use in particular heavy conditions. It is protected against products of technological processes and mechanical actions.

Encoder consists of metal based magnetic band MP, reading head and profile rail PS with protective band. The length of magnetic band could be up to 50 m (MP500 up to 20 m).

Encoder could be supplied with external zero signal actuator (magnet), which allows usage one of many reference marks made on magnetic band. Zero signal actuator is not necessary if the magnetic band with reference marks made according customer requirements (MP200Z) is used. The reading head has LED, which indicates the reference mark passage through head. In encoder PCMT the compressed air (P = 600 kPa) is blowed into case of head to clean the rail surface from small fragments.

Two versions of output signals are available:

• PCMT-F - Square-wave signals, with integrated subdividing electronics for interpolation.

• PCMT-AV - Sinusoidal signals, with amplitude approx. 1 Vpp, which require external subdividing electronics.



Measuring length (ML) up to 50 m. (max. 20 m. with MP500) up to 50 m. (max. 20 m. with MP500)
Repeatability ± 1 increment ± 1 increment
Max. measuring frequency 300 kHz 300 kHz
Power supply (5...28) DC ± 5 % V (5...28) DC ± 5 % V
Current consumption without load 60 mA max 60 mA max
Current consumption with load 140 mA max (with 5 V and R = 120 Ω); 115 mA max (with 12 V and
R = 1.2 kΩ); 90 mA max (with 28 V and R = 1.2 kΩ)
110 mA max (for 5 V and R = 120 Ω)
Phase shift between signals 90° ± 5° 90° ± 5°
Protecion (IEC 529) IP67 IP67
Operating temperature 0...+50°C 0...+50°C
Storage temperature -20...+80°C +20...+80°C
Permissible humidity 100 % non condensing 100 % non condensing
Permissible vibration (55...2000 Hz) 300 m/s2 100 m/s2
Permissible shock (11 ms) 1000 m/s2 1000 m/s2
Output signal shape Square-wave TTL pulses Sine-wave
Output signals 6 - two main + one zero signal and their complementary Two main + one zero (square-wave pulse)
Output scheme Line driver (push-pull optional) Line driver; push-pull (optional)
Weight of reading head 150 g 150 g
Standard cable length 2 m 2 m
Max. cable length of head 10.0 m 10.0 m
Max. cable length of encoder (2 m of head + adapter) 100.0 m 100.0 m
Electrical protections from inversion of power supply polarity; from short circuit on
output port
from inversion of power supply polarity; from short circuit on
output port



  • Robotics
  • Packaging
  • Retrofitting
  • Factory Automation
  • Turning machines & centers
  • Automotive