Tape Sensor operates reliably in offshore conditions.

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Engineered to withstand environments of oil platforms, shipyards, construction, and offshore engineering applications, POSITAPE® WB100M is operational to IP68/69K in sea water and resistant to shock. Stainless steel measurement tape has fully encapsulated electronics, ensuring moisture does not penetrate critical areas. Available in measuring lengths from 2,000-10,000 mm, sensors offer range of analog or digital outputs, including CAN SAE J1939, and linearity up to ±0.05% FS.

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Sensor Measures Reliably Under Extreme Offshore Conditions

Elmhurst, IL - Oil platforms, shipyards, construction and offshore engineering companies all have special requirements for sensors that can meet the tough and harsh environments that they have to work in. Sensor specialists ASM have engineered the WB100M tape sensor for such applications. It is highly resistant to shock and operational to IP68/69K in sea water.

The POSITAPE® series of sensors exceeds all expectations when used in areas of difficult access and pulley wheels are used to change the direction of the tape route. On conventional draw wire sensors the use of these pulleys can considerably reduce the life of the draw wire. But with the POSITAPE® range, the stainless steel measurement tape will have at least double the life compared to that of a measurement cable under identical operating conditions.

Developed primarily for offshore oil drilling rigs and outdoor applications, the WB100M is well suited to wet, harsh applications often found in dock sites such as cranes and ramp positions or even sluice gates found on inland waterway systems.

The fully encapsulated electronics ensure that no moisture can penetrate the critical areas where as water is allowed to freely flow through the mechanical areas with no effect due to the use of materials specifically selected to work well in a salt water environment, resulting in the IP68/69K enclosure ratings.

The WB100M is available in a range of measuring lengths from 2000mm up to 10000mm and a wide range of analog or digital outputs including CAN SAE J1939. The linearity of the WB100M is rated up to +/- 0.05% full scale.

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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