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Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9


Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
+1 403 282-7335

Draw-Wire Encoder - 1000mm

ID: ENC4118_0

This draw-wire sensor extends up to 1000mm and allows you to precisely measure linear position.


Quantity Available: 32

Qty Price
5 $96.00
10 $92.00

In complex mechanical systems, it is often very difficult to accurately measure the movement of a single part, especially if the linear alignment isn't guaranteed to be perfect. The draw-wire encoder is a versatile solution to this very problem. When the wire is pulled out, the encoder produces a quadrature signal to describe the change in distance.


  • Measure changes as small as 10µm
  • Index channel pulses every 10cm, allowing for precise position homing
  • Plugs directly into any Phidgets encoder interface
  • Spring loaded reel automatically retracts and spools without tangling


Encoder Interfaces

This draw-wire sensor connects directly to any of our encoder interfaces:

Product Encoder Interface
Part Number Price Number of Encoder Inputs Count Rate Max
Quadrature Encoder Phidget
$15.00 1 1E+06 pulses/s
4A DC Motor Phidget
$40.00 1 400000 pulses/s
DC Motor Phidget
$75.00 1 400000 pulses/s
PhidgetEncoder HighSpeed
$50.00 1 1E+06 pulses/s
PhidgetEncoder HighSpeed 4-Input
$75.00 4 1E+06 pulses/s
PhidgetEncoder HighSpeed
$40.00 1 2E+06 pulses/s
PhidgetEncoder HighSpeed 4-Input
$65.00 4 1E+06 pulses/s
PhidgetMotorControl 1-Motor
$75.00 1 500000 cycles/s

Product Specifications

Encoder Properties
Manufacturer Part Number MLX50S-F-(2500)BZ5F2-1M
Output Circuit Type Push-Pull
Draw Wire Resolution 10 μm/pulse
Wire Pull Length 1 m
Electrical Properties
Supply Voltage Max 5 V DC
Current Consumption Max 120 mA
Physical Properties
Wire Load Maximum 500 g
Wire Pull Speed Max 300 mm/s
Weight 400 g
Operating Temperature Min -25 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C
Screw Thread Size M5
IP Rating IP54
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 9029.10.00
American HTS Import Code 9029.10.80.00
Country of Origin CN (China)


Product Encoder Properties Physical Properties
Part Number Price Output Circuit Type Length Resolution Wire Pull Length Weight
Draw-Wire Encoder - 1000mm
$100.00 Push-Pull 1 m 400 g
Draw-Wire Encoder - 3000mm
$150.00 Push-Pull 3 m 790 g