The UniMeasure HXLR module provides an easy method of converting linear motion to a digital output from nearly any industrial rotary encoder whether incremental or absolute. Functionally, the module is mounted at a fi xed position and the extensible wire rope of the module is attached to a moving element. As movement occurs, the wire rope is extended and rotates a shaft internal to the module which, in turn, rotates the encoder. The module is provided with suitable adapter plate, shaft coupling and o-ring seal which simplifies attachment of the encoder. With a NEMA 4 rated encoder attached to the environmentally sealed module, the completed assembly is also NEMA 4 capable.