MD50D – Rugged Digital Length Stop

MD50D – Rugged Digital Length Stop

Manual length stop gauge system with digital readout.

The rugged Kentucky Gauge MD50D manual stop system with digital readout offers a cost effective way to boost productivity. The maintenance-free stainless steel roller bearings allow the operator to quickly move the gauge into position while the integrated fine-tune adjustment feature enables high precision positioning. A quick turn of the lever locks the gauge into position to ensure precise and repeatable measurements.

This highly accurate machine can help increase your efficiency, while reducing your fabrication cycle times.

The MD50D is perfect for any ferrous and non-ferrous fabricating equipment that requires accurate and repeatable positioning:

  • Cold Saws
  • Upcut Saws
  • Column Saws
  • Band Saws
  • Drills
  • Ironworkers
  • Punch Presses
  • Shears
  • Press Brakes
  • Custom machinery and more!

Ready to put Kentucky Gauge to work for you?

Key Features

Non-Contact and Wear-Free Linear Encoder

Non-Contact and Wear-Free Linear Encoder

Our encoders use magnetic sending technology, so they work without contact and ensure a virtually wear-free and maintenance-free operation. This ensures high-accuracy measurements for a lifetime.

Unlike rotary encoders, there are no moving parts. All the mechanical components found in rotary encoders (flange, shaft, bearings, etc.) are not needed, which eliminates mechanical failures and deficiencies.

MD50D – Rugged Digital Length Stop

Battery Powered LCD Digital Readout

Our digital readouts are powered by the standardized and readily available C battery with a battery life up to 12 months*.

Features include:

  • Inch, mm, or fractional display with direct button conversion between inch and mm.
  • Can be zeroed or referenced anywhere along the guide rail
  • Battery life indicator

*Dependent on battery type and usage

Maintenance-Free Bearings

Maintenance-Free Bearings

The MD50D utilizes four sealed and maintenance-free stainless steel roller bearings. These bearings are greased-for-life and provide smooth extremely smooth movement along the guide rail.

MD50D – Rugged Digital Length Stop

Customized to Fit Your Needs

Need a custom stop plate? NO PROBLEM.
Need a longer arm? NO PROBLEM.

You tell us what you need and dedicated production team will make it happen.



LCD digital readout with a display range from -999999 to 999999.

0.001″, 0.01mm, 1/64″ (on request)
System Repeatability

Overall system accuracy varies based on system length.

± 0.001″ / 0.01mm
Faceplate Size

Steel faceplate. Custom sizes available.

3″ x 4″
Operating Temperature

Wide operating range with stable temperatures.

0°C – 50°C

Rugged protection that can be used in any shop environment or conditions.

Scale: IP67, Readout: IP60 (front)
Power Supply

A battery indicator on the readout displays the estimated remaining battery life.

‘C’ battery
Measuring Technology

Unlike capacitive technology, magnetoresistive technology is much more rugged and resistance to liquids, oils, and debris.

Measuring Range

Unlike our competitors, we’re not limited to a few standard sizes. We can build our systems to ANY length that you require.



Dimensional drawings are provided as a reference only. Due to customization options and ongoing updates, dimensions are subject to change without notice.

Manuals / Downloads

Due to the large selection of customization options, manuals are provided as general guidelines only. Supplemental material is provided for customized features.


Non-Digital Version

Non-Digital Version

If your accuracy requirements do not require a digital readout, we offer an MD50 with a steel tape rule with 1/16″ / 1mm graduations.

Roller Conveyor

Roller Conveyors

We offer various roller conveyor options, including widths, heights, weight capacities, and roller options. Contact us for more info.

Steel Top Flat Tables

Steel Top Flat Tables

Made from powder painted 10ga rolled steel. We offer various options, including varying widths and heights. Standard widths are 12″, 16″ and 22″.

Mar-Free Flat Tables

Mar-Free Flat Tables

These custom made tables feature a polypropylene table top surface to ensure your materials remain free from scratches and scuffs during production.