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Magnetic sensor MSA511

Absolute, SSI interface, resolution 10 μm

Profile MSA511:

  • Max. resolution 10 μm
  • Repeat accuracy 0.01 mm
  • SSI, RS485 output circuits
  • Reading distance ≤2 mm
  • Max. measuring length 20480 mm

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Mechanical data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information

aluminum natural chromated

Sensor/band reading distance≤2 mm
Electrical data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Operating voltage24 V DC ±20 % reverse polarity protected
Current consumption<100 mA
Power input<2 VA
SSI clock speed input<500 kHz

depending on the cable length

Output signals

sine, cosine

Output voltage1 VPP (±100 mV)
Period length of sin/cos output5 mm
Offset voltage2.5 V (±100 mV)
InterfaceSSI (RS422)

RS485, service interface

Cycle time<2 ms
Type of connection

plug connector

12-pole, 1x pin
System data
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Resolution10 µm
System accuracy±(0.1 + 0.03 x L) mm, L in m

at TU = 20 °C

Repeat accuracy ±0.01 mm

at TU = 20 °C

Measuring range≤20480 mm
Travel speed≤5 m/s
Ambient conditions
FeatureTechnical dataAdditional information
Ambient temperature-20 … 60 °C
Storage temperature-20 … 70 °C
Relative humidity100 % condensation admissible
EMCEN 61000-6-2 interference resistance / immission
EN 61000-6-4 emitted interference / emission
Protection categoryIP65 EN 60529, mating connector mounted
Shock resistance500 m/s2, 11 ms

EN 60068-2-27

Vibration resistance100 m/s2, 5 … 150 Hz EN 60068-2-6
Magnetic sensor MSA511
Pin assignment
SSI (RS422)
SSI data A
SSI data+ B
SSI clock C
SSI clock+ D
+24 V DC E
Sine F
nc K
Zeroing input L
Cosine M
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≤2 mm
B, Lateral offset±1 mm
C, Alignment error±1°
D, Longitudinal tilt±0.5°
E, Lateral tilt±3°

MSA511 Hint for mounting
symbolic sensor representation

Scope of delivery
  • MSA511
  • User information
Ordering table
Ordering key
additional accessoriesOrdering key
Mating connector,

12-pole, socket

Mating connector, 12-pole, angle socket79666

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