Contactless linear position transducer with magnetostrictive technology. The absence of electrical contact on the cursor eliminates all wear and guarantees almost unlimited life. The MK4 CANopen integrates a microprocessor to process the measurement and to diagnose the transducer. The CAN field bus communication system provides fast and safe transmission. The use of CANopen DS-301 protocol and Device Profile DS-406 provides quick and easy integration of the transducer in the control and automation system.