Tape Extension Position Sensor meets needs of lifting equipment.

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Designed for use in mobile applications and other measurement tasks, model WB61 has 4 m measuring length, offers ±0.10% linearity, and employs stainless steel measuring tape that resists fluctuating temperatures and will not break when using several pulleys. There are 3 analog and 3 digital (SSI, CANopen, CAN SAE J1939) outputs, and design corresponds to safety requirements for cranes. Supplied in plastic housing with IP67 protection rating, sensor offers option of redundant design.

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Tape Extension Position Sensor for Cost-sensitive Applications

Elmhurst, IL – With model WB61 sensor specialist 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, Posichron® magnetostrictive position sensors, Posirot® magnetic angle sensors, Positilt® MEMS inclinometers and Posimag® magnetic encoders.

ASM Sensors, Inc. is a leading company in the development, manufacturing and marketing of linear and rotary position sensors as well as tilt sensors for use in industrial and commercial applications. With 30 years of experience in serving all sectors of industry, ASM sensors has set industry standards in position measurement by providing innovative products to help automate processes and to increase safety in the workplace.

ASM Sensors, Inc. has its global headquarters in Moosinning, Germany near Munich which is ISO 9001:2008 certified and is where both standard products and customized solutions are manufactured. ASM products are sold worldwide through subsidiaries, sales offices and a network of representatives.

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