Model ZLZ Linear Cable Encoder

Brand: Red Lion Controls

The Linear Cable Encoder can provide an accurate solution for Linear Measurement applications. 

Common applications include robotics, extrusion presses, valve positioning, textile machinery, and gate control positioning, just to name a few. 

The ZLZ has some unique advantages over other sensing solutions. Using a stainless steel cable, perfect parallel alignment is no longer required and with a 50 inch cable reach, it can easily be mounted away from harsh environments. 

The ZLZ is available in a quadrature output, allowing the sensor to operate in positioning applications. 

Additional cable exit configurations, pulses per inch, and mating connectors are available on special request.
  • Linear solution
  • 50 or 500 pulses per inch
  • Stainless steel cable
  • 0 to 50 inches of cable measurement
  • Various cable assemblies available



  • ± 0.10% of Full Scale

Cable Material

  • Nylon Coated Stainless Steel Rope

Enclosure, Body Material

  • Black Powder-Coated Aluminum

Environmental Protection

  • IP65


  • 0 to 125 kHz


  • 100 mV peak-to-peak at 0 to 100 kHz
  • 4.75-28 Vdc
  • 80 mA


  • Cable: 5" (125 mm)
  • Full Stroke: 50" (1,270 mm)

Operating Temperature

  • 0° to 85° C (32° to 185° F)


  • 250 mA


  • ± 0.015% of Full Scale

Response Time

  • Rise Time: < 1 microsecond

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