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Magnetic sensor MSA213C

Absolute high-resolution, numerous interfaces, very small design

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Profile MSA213C:

  • High absolute resolution 1 μm
  • Repeat accuracy max. ±1 μm
  • Reading distance ≤0.8 mm
  • Measuring range 0 … 16 m
  • Function and status display LED
  • Interface BiSS C, SSI, IO-Link
  • Optionally analog Sin/Cos 1 Vss or digital line driver

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Mechanical data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information

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Sensor/band reading distance≤0.8 mm
Cable length1 … 20 m (connection type E1)
Cable sheathPUR, suitable for drag-chain use 10-core ø5.5-0.4 mm (E1, twisted in pairs)
Cable bending radius28 mm static
42 mm


Service life of cable5 million cycles under the following test conditions:
Travel distance 4.5 m
Travel speed 3 m/s
Acceleration 5 m/s2
Ambient temperature 20° C ± 5° C
Weight~0.05 kg without cable
Electrical data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Operating voltage4.5 … 30 V DC

reverse polarity protected (SSI + BISS/C)

7.5 … 30 V DC reverse polarity protected (IOL)
Current consumption<200 mA
Status displayRGB-LED plausibility error, distance warning, device status
Output circuitwithout, LD, 1Vss
InterfaceSSI, BiSS C, IO Link
Real-time requirementspeed-proportional signal output Sin/Cos output
Type of connection

open cable end

M12 connector (A-coded) 4-pole, 1x pin (IOL)
Signal pattern, Sin/Cos output
E: reference voltage 2.5 V
F: 1 VSS ±10%
M: 90° ±1.0° / ±3° (25 kHz)
Signal pattern, LD output circuit
Pulse interval, LD output circuit
System data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Pole length2 mm incremental
Resolution1 µm absolute
1, 5, 10 µm LD, incremental
2 mm period length, 1Vpp
Linearity deviation±10 µm
Repeat accuracy ±1 µm
Measuring range≤16000 mm
Travel speed≤5 m/s absolute
≤25 m/s incremental
Travel speed, LD output circuit
  Travel speed Vmax [m/s]
Resolution [µm] 1 10.00 5.00 2.00 1.00 0.50 0.20
5 25.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 2.50 1.00
10 25.00 25.00 20.00 10.00 5.00 2.00
Pulse interval [μs] 0.10 0.20 0.50 1.00 2.00 5.00
Counting frequency [kHz] 2500.00 1250.00 500.00 250.00 125.00 50.00
Ambient conditions
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Ambient temperature-40 … 85 °C
Storage temperature-40 … 85 °C
Relative humidity100 % condensation admissible
EMCEN 61326-1 industry immunity requirement, class B emission limit
Protection categoryIP67 EN 60529
Shock resistance≤500 m/s2, 11 ms EN 60068-2-27, half-sine, 3 axes (+/-), each 3 pulses
Vibration resistance≤100 m/s2, 10 … 2000 Hz

EN 60068-2-6, 3 axes, each 10 cycles

Magnetic sensor MSA213C
Pin assignment
Interface SSI, BiSS C without LD, 1Vss
SSIBiSS CCable color
GND GND black
+UB +UB bown
nc nc red
nc nc yellow
nc nc orange
nc nc green
T+ MA blue
T- NMA violet
D+ SLO gray
D- NSLO white
Interface IO-Link
L+ (+UB) 1
I/Q 2
L- (GND) 3
C/Q 4
Interface SSI, BiSS C with LD, 1Vss
SSIBiSS CCable color
GND GND black
+UB +UB brown
A, Sin+ A, Sin+ red
/A, Sin- /A, Sin- yellow
B, Cos+ B, Cos+ orange
/B, Cos- /B, Cos- green
T+ MA blue
T- NMA violet
D+ SLO gray
D- NSLO white
Hint for mounting
When you mount the sensor and magnetic tape, please be careful to align both system components correctly. The arrow marks on the tape and sensor must point in the same direction when mounting the components.
A, Sensor/tape reading distance ≤0.8 mm
B, Lateral offset ±0.6 mm
C, Alignment error ±1°
D, Longitudinal tilt max. sensor/tape A reading distance must never be exceeded.
E, Lateral tilt max. sensor/tape A reading distance must never be exceeded.

MSA213C Hint for mounting
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Scope of delivery
  • MSA213C
  • Quick Start Guide
  • distance gage
Ordering table
Feature Order data Specifications Additional information
Type of connection
open cable endonly with SSI, BISS/C
plug outlet with cableonly with IO-link
Cable length L
01.0 ... 20.0 m, in intervals of 1 monly at E1
0.3 monly at E12X
others on request
BiSS Conly at E1
RS422only at E1
Output circuit
Sin/Cosonly at E1
Line Driver (RS422)only at E1
Incremental resolution
1, 5, 10 in µmonly with LD
no information required
Pulse interval
0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5 in µsonly with LD
no information required
Ordering key

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