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Wire-actuated encoder SG62

robust design and redundant sensor system with 6000 mm measuring length

Very robust wire-actuated encoder in compact design for numerous areas of application including crane construction, stage construction, warehousing technology, etc., up to a measuring length of 6000 mm, with signal output in redundant design.

Profile SG62:

  • Robust design
  • Measuring lengths up to 6000 mm
  • Analogue signal output in redundant design (2x 4…20 mA or potentiometer)
  • Very robust measuring rope (stainless steel)
  • IP65 protection category
  • M12 plug connection
Functional Safety PLd analog

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Mechanical data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information


Wire designø0.54 mm

steel rope (stainless)

Extension force≥8 N

on the rope

Measured distance/ rope drum revolution200 mm
Weight~0.8 kg
Electrical data
Encoder potentiometer
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Operating voltage≤30 V DC

power dissipation on potentiometer <1 W

Power rating2 W

at 70 °C

Resistance10 Ω
Resistance tolerance±5 %
Standard terminal resistance0.5 % or 1 Ω

the higher value always applies

Linearity tolerance±0.25 %
Type of connection

M12 plug connector (A-coded)

8-pole, 1x pin

Transducer, power output
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Operating voltage10 … 30 V DC

with load impedance ≤500 Ω voltage between I+ and I-

Output current4 … 20 mA


4/20mA 4/20mA
20 … 4 mA


20/4mA 20/4mA

... 20 mA, 20 ... 4 mA

4/20mA 20/4mA

Type of connection

M12 plug connector (A-coded)

8-pole, 1x pin

Measurement transducers permit optimum adjustment of the output current and output voltage to the measuring range. The measurement transducer is pre-set at the works so that an output signal of 4 … 20 mA or 20 … 4 mA is available. 

System data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Repeat accuracy ±0.25 mm

per starting direction

Measuring range5000 mm

, 6000 mm

Travel speed≤800 mm/s
Failure rate166.7 year(s)

at 60 °C (MTBF)

Ambient conditions
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Ambient temperature-40 … 80 °C
Relative humidity

condensation inadmissible


EN 61000-6-2

interference resistance / immission

EN 61000-6-4

emitted interference / emission

Protection category

IP65 (for electronic unit)

EN 60529, certonal-coated electronic unit

Wire-actuated encoder SG62
Pin assignment
Potentiometer pin assignment
SignalPINAdditional information
Po 1 Potentiometer 1
Po 2 Potentiometer 2
S 3 Potentiometer 2
Pe 4 Potentiometer 2
nc 5  
Pe 6 Potentiometer 1
S 7 Potentiometer 1
nc 8  
Transducer pin assignment
SignalPinAdditional information
I+ 1 Transducer 1
I+ 2 Transducer 2
nc 3  
I- 4 Transducer 2
nc 5  
I- 6 Transducer 1
nc 7  
nc 8  
Hint for mounting

When securing the wire it must be ensured that the wire is straight and vertical in relation to the wire outlet.  Recommendation: Only select the starting position after an unwound length of approx. 5 mm. This prevents the wire hitting the end stop when it is rewound. 

SG62 Hint for mounting
Symbolic representation

Scope of delivery
  • SG62
  • Mounting instructions
Ordering table
Feature Order data Specifications Additional information
Measuring range
5000, 6000 in mm
Rope fixture
wire suspension with thread
wire suspension with hook
Encoder type
2x potentiometer 10 kΩ
2x transducer 4…20 mA
2x transducer 4…20 mA
2x transducer 4…20 mA, counter-rotating
Position of electrical connection
direction of wire outlet
opposite the wire outlet
Series impedance
0 Ω
1.2 kΩ
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