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Magnetic sensor MSA

Absolute, sensor for MA505 and MA561

Profile MSA:

  • To be connected to magnetic displays MA505 and MA561
  • Max. resolution depends on downstream electronics unit
  • Repeat accuracy depends on downstream electronics unit
  • Reading distance ≤1 mm

  • Max. measuring length 5120 mm

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Mechanical data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information

aluminum uncoated chromated

Sensor/band reading distance≤1 mm
Cable sheathPVC
Electrical data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Operating voltage

supply via downstream electronic unit

Current consumptionsee downstream electronics
Type of connectionD-Sub

9-pole, 1x pin (E8 type of connection)


8-polig, 1x Stift (Anschlussart E10)
System data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information

depending on display / downstream electronic unit

System accuracy

±(0.05 + 0.03 x L) mm, L in m

at TU = 20 °C

Repeat accuracy 0.01 mm
Measuring range≤5120 mm
Travel speed≤5 m/s
Ambient conditions
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Ambient temperature0 … 60 °C
Storage temperature-20 … 80 °C
Relative humidity100 % condensation admissible
Protection categoryIP67

EN 60529 (sensor head)

Shock resistance500 m/s2, 11 ms

EN 60068-2-27

Vibration resistance100 m/s2, 5 … 150 Hz EN 60068-2-6
Magnetic sensor MSA
Pin assignment
SignalPIN E8PIN E10
nc 1 2
LK14­A 2 1
LK14­B 4 5
nc 5  
CLK 6 4
+5V 7 8
GND 8 6
STR 9 7
Hint for mounting

When mounting 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≤1 mm
B, Lateral offset±1 mm
C, Alignment error±2°
D, Longitudinal tilt±1°
E, Lateral tilt±3°

MSA Hint for mounting
symbolic sensor representation

Scope of delivery
  • MSA
  • User information
  • Fastening set
  • snap ferrite on sensor cable
Ordering table
Feature Order data Specifications Additional information
Type of connection
mini-DIN connector
Cable length
01.0 ... 20 m, in intervals of 1 m
others on request
Ordering key