Headquarters: SIKO GmbH Weihermattenweg 2 79256 Buchenbach Germany Phone+49 7661 394-0

Wire-actuated encoder SG5

Miniature wire-actuated encoder with 600 mm measurement length

Miniature wire-actuated encoder designed to capture linear measurement distances. Its   measuring length of 600 mm is very long considering its small size. SG5 is universally usable thanks to its standardized interfaces.

Profile SG5:

  • Very small design
  • Universally applicable thanks to standardized interfaces
  • Easy mounting
  • Measurement lengths up to max. 600 mm
  • Potentiometer, voltage or power output
  • Housing made of reinforced plastic

Inquire about product/Add to leaflet
Mechanical data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Housingreinforced plastic
Wire designø0.36 mm

steel wire (stainless), plastic coated

Extension force≥3 N
Absolute accuracy±0.35 %


relating to measuring length (mm)
Cable length≤15 m

P10 encoder type

≤30 m

MWI encoder type

≤20 m

MWU encoder type

Weight~0.06 kg
Electrical data
Encoder potentiometer
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Power rating2 W at 70 °C
Resistance10 kΩ
Resistance tolerance±5 %
Linearity tolerance±0.25 %
Transducer, power output
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Operating voltage24 V DC ±20 %

at ≤500 Ω load

Output current4 … 20 mA
Transducer, voltage output
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Operating voltage15 … 28 V DC

at 3 mA, no load

Output voltage0 … 10 V DC

ILoad ≤10 mA

Load≤10 mA

*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 (MWI) or 0 … 10 V DC (MWU) is available. 

System data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Repeat accuracy ±0.15 mm
Travel speed≤800 mm/s
Ambient conditions
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Ambient temperature-10 … 80 °C
Relative humidity condensation inadmissible
Protection category

IP50 (encoder part)

EN 60529; with cable connected in the factory

Wire-actuated encoder SG5
Pin assignment
Potentiometric outputs P10
SignalE1 (terminal)
Po brown
Pe white
S green
MWI transducer
SignalCable color
I+ brown
I- white
MWU transducer
SignalCable color
+24 V DC brown
GND white
Uout green
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. 

SG5 Hint for mounting
symbolic depiction

Scope of delivery
  • SG5
Ordering table
Feature Order data Specifications Additional information
Measuring range
300 mmTransducer setting, only with MWI or MWU encoder types
600 mm
Encoder type
potentiometer with 10 kΩ
transducer 4 … 20 mA
transducer 0 … 10 V
others on request
Cable length
without cable
0.5 m
1 ... 15 m, in steps of 1 m
Ordering key

share me


Melanie Augustin

Melanie Augustin
Scan the code with a suitable APP to include the contact into your phone.

Download vCard