Overview POSIWIRE®

POSIWIRE® cable extension position sensors capture linear position either absolutely or incrementally using a measuring cable made from stainless steel. Due to their robustness, easy and space-saving installation and the availability of measuring lengths up to 60,000 mm, POSIWIRE® position sensors are the standard solution for many applications. POSIWIRE® position sensors are now available with robust magnetic absolute encoder for safety applications. 

Advantages at a glance:

  • Fast and easy installation
  • Compact design
  • Resistant to vibration and shock
  • High protection class up to IP68/IP69
  • Linearity up to 0.01%
  • Measuring lengths up to 60,000 mm
  • Numerous output types
  • also available with magnetic absolute encoder

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Applications

POSIWIRE® position sensors are used in applications where linear movements of elements have to be exactly positioned. The sensors assure reliable operation in many sectors of automation and processing, as well as in the field of industry and research, e.g. in material handling systems, elevators, hoist and conveyor technologies, and are as well suited for medical equipment and wind power plants.


Aircraft tractors


Magnetic Scanners


Overhead monorails


Tunneling machines


Scissors lift tables


Cargo loaders

 

The functional principle

The POSIWIRE® sensor operates by attaching the measurement cable from the sensor directly to the moving object. The measurement cable is coiled onto a cable drum that is under constant spring tension. The unwinding process from the drum converts the linear movement of the measuring cable into an angular movement which is then captured by angle sensor elements (encoders or potentiometers) and converted into an electrical output signal. Subsequent signal conditioners convert the signal of the sensing element into voltage (0...10 Volt), current, (4...20 mA), or digital pulses (SSI) suitable for standard Interfaces.



Product list POSIWIRE®

WS31 / WS42 Cable-Extension Position Sensors

OEM sensors in plastic housing for large quantities
Measurement ranges: 500, 750, 1000 mm
Poti, 0.5..10V, 4..20mA, incremental
OEM special designs available


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WS10SG Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Rugged industrial sensor in plastic housing
Measurement ranges: up to 2000mm
Potentiometer, 10V, 4..20mA, incr., SSI, CAN
Protection class: IP65


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WS10ZG Cable-Extension Position Sensor

WS 10 in zinc die cast housing
Measurement ranges: up to 2000 mm
Pot., 10V, 4..20mA, incremental, SSI, CAN
Protection class: IP65


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WS10 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Rugged industrial sensor in aluminum housing
Measurement ranges: up to 2000mm
Pot., 10V, 4..20mA, incremental, SSI, CAN
Protection class: IP65


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WS12 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Heavy duty sensor for use in harsh industrial environments
Measurement ranges: up to 3000mm
Pot., 10V, 4..20mA, incremental, SSI, CAN
Protection class: up to IP67


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WS61 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor with built in magnetic encoder to ensure a long service life
Measurement ranges: up to 3000mm
Potentiometer, 10V, 4..20mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: IP67


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WS85 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor with built in magnetic encoder to ensure a long service life
Measurement ranges: up to 6000mm
Potentiometer, 10V, 4..20mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: IP67


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WS17KT Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor for large measurement ranges in profiled housing
Measurement ranges: up to 15,000 mm
Pot., 10V, 4..20mA, SSI, CANopen
Protection class: up to IP66


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WS19KT Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor with encoder output for large measurement ranges
Measurement ranges: up to 15,000 mm
Incremental, absolute SSI, bus systems
Protection class: up to IP64


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WS19KK Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor with universal encoder output for large measurement ranges
Measurement ranges: up to 15,000 mm
Incremental, SSI, parallel, bus systems
Protection class: up to IP64


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WS21 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor with built in magnetic encoder to ensure a long service life
Measurement ranges: up to 20000mm
Potentiometer, 10V, 4..20mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: IP67


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WS7.5 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor for large measurement ranges
Measurement ranges: up to 40,000 mm
Pot., 10V, 4..20mA, incr., SSI, bus
Sensor mechanism available separately


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WS60 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor for very large measurement ranges in compact design
Measurement range: 60,000 mm
Incremental, SSI, parallel, bus systems
Particularly suitable for lifting systems


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WS100M Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor for extremely harsh conditions and offshore applications
Measurement range: up to 10000 mm
Potentiometer, 10V, 4...20mA
Protection class: up to IP68/IP69K


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WS58C Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Very compact sensor with absolute encoder output
Measurement range: 0 ... 2500 mm
SSI, Profibus, CANopen etc.
Protection class: up to IP64


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WS10EX Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Compact sensor with Dust-Ex protection for smaller measurement ranges
Measurement ranges: up to 1250 mm
Potentiometer, 0..10V, 4..20mA
IP65, Dust-Ex protection Cat. 3, Zone 22


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WS12EX Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor with Dust-Ex protection for harsh environmental conditions
Measurement ranges: up to 3000 mm
Potentiometer, 0..10V, 4..20mA
IP67, Dust-Ex protection Cat. 3, Zone 22


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LR19 Linear to Rotation Sensor

Sensor mechanism for incremental and absolute encoders
Protection class depends on encoder
Measurement ranges: up to 15,000 mm
Synchro and clamping flange assembly
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WS7.0 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Open sensor for large measurement ranges discontinued model
Measurement ranges: up to 40,000 mm
Incremental, SSI, parallel, bus systems
Sensor mechanism available separately


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WS2.1 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor for medium measurement ranges discontinued model
Measurement ranges: up to 2500 mm
Replaced by WS17KT
Not to use in new projects


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WGS2 Velocity Sensor

Position and Velocity sensor discontinued model / only for replacement
Measurement ranges: up to 2500mm
Velocity: 0.01 mm/s - 10 m/s
Potentiometer, 10V, 4..20mA, tacho, T5
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WGS3 Velocity sensor

Position and Velocity Sensor discontinued model / only for replacement
Measurement ranges: up to 7500mm
Velocity: 0.01 mm/s - 10 m/s
Potentiometer, 10V, 4..20mA, tacho, T5
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WGS3.1 Velocity sensor

Position and Velocity Sensor discontinued model / only for replacement
Measurement ranges: up to 15,000 mm
Speed: 0.01 mm/s - 10 m/s
Potentiometer, 10V, 4..20mA, tacho, T5
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WS1.1 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor for small measurement ranges discontinued model
Measurement ranges: up to 1250mm
Replaced by WS10 and WS10SG
Not to use in new projects


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WS1.2 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor for small measurement ranges discontinued model
Measurement ranges: up to 1250mm
Replaced by WS10 and WS10SG
Not to use in new projects


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WS11 Cable-Extension Position Sensor

Sensor for medium measurement ranges discontinued model
Measurement ranges: up to 5000 mm
Replaced by WS19KT/KK, WS58
Not to use in new projects


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