Overview POSITAPE®

Extremely robust. Also suitable for pulleys.

POSITAPE® Tape Extension Sensors measure linear positions using a robust, high-tech, stainless steel measurement tape with a virtually infinite service life. The measurement tape can de deflected several times - even in opposite directions - without significant wear. This makes POSITAPE® sensors the superior choice of technology for a range of applications, such as those in challenging environments, in areas at risk of icing over, and those in which the Installation conditions require the use of pulleys. POSITAPE® models are now available with an integrated inclination sensor.

Advantages at a glance:

  • Nearly unlimited life cycle of the measuring tape
  • Extremely robust against dirt
  • Narrow axial design
  • Low wear
  • High linearity due to electronic linearization (up to 0.05%)
  • Measurement ranges up to 20,000 mm
  • Integrated dust wiper
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Applications

POSITAPE® Tape Extension Sensors are especially suitable for applications involving pulleys and for use in challenging environmental conditions, such as those involving mobile machines.
POSITAPE® can even be used in applications that require a particle-free environment for reasons of hygiene - for example in the food or pharmaceutical industry. 


Milling machines


High-rack forklifts


Material handling


Lifting platforms


Forklifts


Mobile cranes


Outtrigger

The functional principle

POSITAPE® Tape Extension Sensors are based on the same principle as the POSIWIRE® Cable Extension Sensors. Instead of a cable extension, these rely on a high-tech, stainless-steel measurement tape that offers absolute position detection. Contactless, magnetic absolute encoders on the drum axle record their rotation. The interface electronics use this Information to create conventional, industry-standard analog or digital outputs signals. The stainless-steel measurement tape can even be redirected multiple times without suffering notable wear. 

Product list POSITAPE®

WB10ZG Tape Extension Position Sensor

Heavy duty position sensor with measurement tape
Measurement range: up to 2,000 mm
0.5...4.5 V/10 V, 4...20 mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: up to IP65

WB12 Tape Extension Position Sensor

Heavy duty position sensor with measurement tape
Measurement range: up to 4,000 mm
0.5...4.5 V/10 V, 4...20 mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: up to IP67 / IP69

WB61 Tape Extension Position Sensor

Position sensor with measurement tape
Measurement range: up to 4,000 mm
0.5...4.5 V/10 V, 4...20 mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: up to IP67 / IP69

WB85 Tape Extension Position Sensor

Position sensor with measurement tape
Measurement range: up to 6,000 mm
0.5...4.5 V/10 V, 4...20 mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: up to IP67 / IP69

WB21 Tape Extension Position Sensor

Position sensor with measurement tape
Measurement range: up to 20,000 mm
0.5...4.5 V/10 V, 4...20 mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: up to IP67 / IP69

WB100M Tape Extension Position Sensor

Sensor with measurement tape for hostile environments and offshore applications
Measurement range: up to 10,000 mm
0.5...4,5 V/10 V, 4...20 mA, SSI, CAN
Protection class: up to IP68 / IP69