Incremental Measuring System - Elgo Electric Z16/Z17

Z16/Z17 (single axis)

Battery powered "stand alone" measuring unit

Incremental Measuring System


The flexible magnetic tape makes also angular
measurements possible and is
available in lengths up to 33 meters.
Up/down function
2 tool offsets adjustable
Up/down switch over
Pulse factor
Selectable decimal point
Adjustable reference value
Inch/mm switch over
Switchover for absolute/incremental measurement
Fraction-display in "inch" mode possible
Mountig angle and guide carriage as accessories


No more wiring is necessary! This battery powered LCD-Indicator is already combined with a magnetic sensor. The system is predestined for mounting on movable slides and stop-systems. With a good battery the system's able to work up to 12 months in continuos operation. The incremental measuring system Z16 measures movements directly, that means there are no pitch or measuring errors due to mechanical play. The distance between magnetic sensor and magnetic tape may be up to 0.8 mm's without impairing system accuracy.

Technical specifications:

LCD display:

7 digits with sign, digit height 11mm

Power supply:

commercial 1.5 V battery

Power consumption:

approx. 1 mA

Operation speed:

maximum 2.5 m/sec

Resolution of magnetic sensor:

0.1 mm


black aluminium panel housing

Housing dimensions:

width 96 mm x height 72 mm

Cut out:

Z16: W = 92 mm x H = 66 mm
Z17: W = 96 x H = 48 mm

Installation depth:

Z16: 40 mm
Z17: 43 mm

Protection class:

IP40 (installed state)

Technical specifications of magnetic sensor:


Length of sensor cable:

0.1 m to max. 1.0 m

Protection class:

zinc die cast housing IP67

Operating temperature:

+ 5...+ 50 C

Bend radius/cable:

min. 60 mm

Distance sensor/tape:

maximum 0.8 mm

Install position:


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