The robust RLS magnetic scales consist of a stainless steel carrier and an elastomer-bonded ferrite. The elasto-ferrite layer is magnetised with 2 mm, 2.032 mm or 5 mm long alternating magnetic poles that form an incremental magnetic pattern. Custom magnetisation is also possible.


  • Compatible with incremental RLS readheads
  • Four accuracy grades available:
    ±10 μm/m, ±20 μm/m, ±40 μm/m, ±100 μm/m
  • Partial arc application possibility
  • Optional protective cover foil for heavy duty applications
  • Up to 150 m length


  • Customer selectable position of reference mark
  • Excellent resistance to dirt, dust and humidity
  • Easy installation with adhesive tape, end clamps or track section
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Product data


Accuracy grade for MS scales
±10 µm (available for lengths up to 20 m only), ±100 µm, ±20 µm, ±40 µm
Pole length
2 mm, 5 mm, 2.032 mm (DPI)
Maximum length for MS scale
150 m


Compliant with EU Directive 2002/95/EC
Operating: –40 °C to +100 °C (scale applied on the linear guide), –40 °C to +80 °C (scale applied on the curved surface), Storage: –40 °C to +60 °C
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