Large measuring range draw-wire sensor

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Draw wire sensors for off-highway equipment now feature CANopen interface

Draw-wire displacement sensors are used in many different industries, one of the most important being mobile machinery.

In this applications, where the sensors need to be compact and provide large measuring ranges, typically 6m to 8m.

A common application is the measurement of boom and support positions on telescopic loaders. In addition to analogue outputs, the demand for digital interfaces is also increasing, particularly for CANopen.

To better serve these applications, Micro-Epsilon has expanded its wireSENSOR WPS-MK88 and wireSENSOR WPS-K100 series of draw-wire sensors with larger measuring ranges and CANopen interface.

The wireSENSOR K100 series measures distance and position precisely, providing high performance for outdoor use. With the expanded measuring range and CANopen interface, the sensors are ideal for off-highway vehicles, mobile machinery, mobile cranes and lifting technology. The compact K100 series is protected by a glass fibre-reinforced plastic housing, as well as separate drum and spring spaces, making the sensors extremely robust (IP69K) against external influences.

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