Emolice is the UK and Ireland’s Gold Partner distributor for POSITAL FRABA. POSITAL FRABA is a German manufacturer that designs and markets sensors for motion control and safety assurance systems.

Products include POSITAL FRABA Rotary Encoders, Inclinometers and Draw Wires, as well as a large variety of accessories. These products are used in a wide range of settings, from manufacturing to mining, agriculture to energy.

For the complete range of information on POSITAL measurement systems, download the catalogue.


Absolute Rotary Encoders

Motion control applications – from factory automation to control systems for mobile machines – require precise, real-time information about the physical location of mechanical equipment. Absolute rotary encoders are able to provide precise and unambiguous measurements without losing track of their position due to a temporary loss of instrument power.

The POSITAL FRABA rotary encoders maintain position information when the power is lost and also due to wiegand technology, there is no battery backup necessary. They are a compact size, as small as 36mm and have a high shock and vibration resistance.

Incremental Rotary Encoders

Many applications require a simple, cost-effective solution for accurate positioning.
IXARC incremental encoders provide high-resolution measurement using an incremental interface and are available with common configurations such as A, B, Z, as well as inverted signals available as HTL (Push-Pull) or TTL (RS422).

Incremental rotary encoders are a compact size, as small as 36mm and have a high shock and vibration resistance. They have a flexible scaling functionality and any PPR up to 16384 are available.

Rotary Kit Encoders

The POSITAL FRABA kit encoders offer a unique combination of accuracy, reliability and cost efficiency. Absolute measurement versions provide 17 bit electrical resolution and multiturn position measurements with a range of more than one million revolutions.

Making your transition from incremental to absolute position sensing easy. POSITAL provides a full line of versions that are mechanical drop in replacement for common US Digital and Broadcom (Avago) incremental kit models.

Draw Wire Linear Encoders 

Many applications require linear motion to be monitored for system control or to ensure safety.
With lengths ranging from 1 m to 15 m (3’ to 49’), LINARIX draw wire sensors are available in many configurations to meet an application’s requirements.

Options include a wide variety of outputs including analogue, fieldbus and Ethernet variants as well as heavy-duty housings and compact designs. The draw wire linear encoders by POSITAL FRABA include a wide selection of measuring lengths which range from 1 to 15 m (3′ to 49′) and have scalable analogue outputs to fit the measuring length.


Inclinometers, or tilt sensors, are designed to measure the angle of an object with respect to the force of gravity.

These tilt or level meters determine the pitch and/or roll angle and display these values as an output through the appropriate electrical interface. Inclinometers are easy to integrate to an application, because there is no need for mechanical linkages other than just the installation itself, which provides a distinct advantage for design engineers. POSITAL FRABA has developed several inclinometer types (such as the ACS-010-2-SC00-HE2-PM) to have a suitable solution for different applications for each industry.

Accurate measurement of the degree of tilt or inclination from a horizontal position is very important for many motion control systems or to ensure safety.