Tape Extension Position Sensor suits pulley applications.

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Offering measurement ranges of 12, 15, 20, and 25 m, POSITAPE® WB25 is constructed of 10 mm wide and 0.08 mm thick stainless steel and was developed for applications that require use of cable pulleys due to space limitations. Smooth surface reduces icing, and dust wiper cleans tape each time it is retracted. Enclosure is rated IP64, and device is available with analog outputs of 0.5-10 V, 0.5-4.5 and 4-20 mA. Digital output versions, CANopen, CAN SAE J1939, and SSI protocols are also available.

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New Tape Extension Position Sensor Perfectly Suited for Pulley Applications

Tape Extension Position Sensor WB25

Elmhurst, IL - ASM Sensors has expanded its newest product line of tape extension position sensors, POSITAPE® with the introduction of the WB25 series. The POSITAPE® family was developed for applications that require the use of cable pulleys due space limitations. The measurement ranges of the WB25 series are 12m, 15m, 20m and 25m all in very compact housings.

The highly flexible measurement tape is constructed out of a high-tech stainless steel material that is 10 mm wide with only a 0.08 mm thickness. Due to its very smooth surface, the risk of icing is reduced. An integral tape dust wiper automatically cleans the tape each time that it is being retracted into the housing.

The WB25 series has a standard IP64 enclosure rating with an option for an IP67 rating and is available with the typical analog outputs: 0.5-10V, 0.5-4.5 and 4-20 mA. For the digital output versions, CANopen, CAN SAE J1939 and SSI protocols are available. The linearity of WB25 series sensor is +/- 0.05% of full scale.

The angular sensing element consists of a magnetic encoder which translates the linear motion into an electrical signal. This highly reliable magnetic encoder is very shock and vibration resistant which allows it to function in demanding environmental conditions.

The rugged construction of the WB25 series provides for a long-life even under harsh operating conditions such as those found in off-highway vehicles and construction equipment. The space saving stainless tape design provides a small housing foot print with long measurement ranges.

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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