Our Business Unit Automation is divided into four major fields:

On the one hand, we offer you connectors designed, developed, produced and 100% tested directly by us, ex-works. These range from M8 sensor connectors to M12 technologies, innovative Ethernet connectors and 7/8-inch power cables.

A large part of the business unit is made up of our wide range of sensors, which offer many unique selling points in all areas.

Precise and detailed information is provided by our special encoder division. Here we convince our customers with incremental and absolute encoders of the highest quality. Especially here, our company motto "in quality we trust" comes into play.

Matching the sensorscables and encoders, our I/O Systems department offers you perfectly matched fieldbus products with IO-Link, Profinet, CC-Link and many other bus systems up to highly robust passive distributors. Here everything revolves around getting the data from the field into the control cabinet.

Here you get all components from a single source - that makes every machine builder's heart beat faster!

BU Automation


Our inductive, capacitive and optoelectronic sensors determine the necessary values for object detection, level measurement or position detection. They work quickly and precisely and survive in the toughest industrial environments. You will always find the right product for your application thanks to a wide range of designs, housing materials and product properties.


From our product range we offer you a wide selection of encoders - incremental encoders as well as single-turn and multi-turn absolute encoders - which work precisely and reliably under the highest demands. The product is manufactured to suit your application from a variety of properties.


Our Elco connectors are shock and vibration resistant, 2- to 12-pin available in different sizes, codings, cable lengths and types and are therefore up to all challenges! Special connectors are also no problem for us.

I / O systems

Our compact and robust I / O modules, whether active or passive, reliably connect your industrial controllers with the sensors and actuators in the field. Different connection options, a different number of slots and individually adapted cable lengths not only facilitate the wiring, but also all maintenance work. Protection class IP67 allows the use in dusty or damp environments, the LED status display makes diagnosis easier.

ELCO 360°

Our all-round service for you!

We offer you a complete product portfolio — from data collection with our Automation products (sensors, encoders, connectors, I/O systems) via data connection with IoT hardware to data collection in our IoTHub and data visualization in the form of Industrial Apps — from our Business Unit Internet of Things. At Elco you get everything from one source!

We supplement our product portfolio with holistic services for you. We accompany and support your projects from start to finish — that's ELCO 360°.


Elco Hardware — built to satisfy


Software solutions for your application


We turn your ideas into a concept.