MLA-42 Linear Encoders

MTL Encoders

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MTL MLA-42 Linear Encoders

MTL presents the MLA-42 series linear encoders. They all based on space-saving design and available in many types from ultra-small types to high-resolution products…

Supply voltage1:DC5V±10%
Current consumption70mA or less(under no load), 100mA or less(under no load)
Output codeG:gray code N:pure binary code
LogicNegative logic(H=0、L=1)
Output circuitNPN open collector
Output capacitySink current 20mA or less Residual voltage 0.5V or less(at 10mA)
Maximum response frequency10kHz
Working temperature0℃~60℃
Storage temperature-20℃~80℃
Vibration resistanceDurability 55Hz, double amplitude 1.5mm 2 hours each in X, Y, and Z directions
Impact resistanceDurability 500m/s(2 about 50G) 3 times each in X, Y, and Z directions
CableOutside dia. φ6.8 19-core vinyl wire
Insulated shield cable(length: 1m)


Specifications/Absolute Linear Scale
Type nameMLA-42-4096-216MLA-42-4096-400MLA-42-4096-1000MLA-42-4096-2000MLA-42-4096-4000
Measuring range mm2164001,0002,0004,000
Output pulse/mm4,096/21610421
Stroke speed mm/sec5001,0001,0001,0001,000
Accuracy mm±0.1/100mm
Min. resolution mm0.0530.10.250.51
Wire dia. mm0.
Wire cutting load kg770707060
Material of wireSUS304
Tensile strength of wire3.9N~6.8N(400gf~700gf)
Material of springSpring steel
Origin adjustment̶Free
Material of pulleySUS303  Auto-return structure
Outside dimensionsMLS50As per outside dimension diagram

Note: Usage warning: The wire may stop midway through retracting.
When this happens, slowly pull out the full length and then slowly retract again before using.

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MLA-42 Series


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