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Position sensor serves mobile applications

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:47am


With model WB61, ASM provides a new sensor with 4 m measuring length, combining a compact housing with high safety standards. Like all tape extension sensors, the WB61 is specially designed for use in mobile applications but also for other demanding measurement tasks.

Tape extension sensors work best where multiple pulleys are required. Their stainless steel measuring tape is not liable to break when using several pulleys and resistant to fluctuating temperatures. Therefore, this product line corresponds to the strict safety requirements for cranes.

The new model WB61 is made of a high-quality plastic housing. This more economical construction method fits the needs of cost-competitive applications while still maintaining the required IP67 protection rating. With a measuring length of 4 m, the WB61 is very compact. Like the larger sensors, it provides three analog and three digital outputs (SSI, CANopen, CAN SAE J1939), the option of redundant design, and a linearity of ±0.10%. The WB61 tape sensor is ideally suited for installation on cranes, excavators, forklifts, hoists, and lifting equipment.

The ASM product range includes Posiwire cable extension position sensors, Positape tape extension position sensors, Posichronmagnetostrictive position sensors, Posirotmagnetic angle sensors, PositiltMEMS inclinometers and Posimag magnetic encoders.




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