Low cost, compact linear position transducer

LX Series transducers are a low-cost compact device for use in light to moderate duty applications in dry environments. The plastic bodied device is ideal for high-volume OEM situations where cost is a major consideration and in applications where small size or low weight are of paramount importance. Models are available in 11 measurement ranges from 0″-2″ (50mm) to 0″-50″ (1250mm). Electrical outputs include both analog and digital.

Model LX-PA is available in eleven different measurement ranges with a max. range of 50″ (1250mm). The output is voltage from a potentiometric voltage divider circuit.

The sensing element in the LX-EP is an optical incremental encoder with electrical outputs consisting of two square wave, TTL level output channels in quadrature.

Applications: machine building industry, medical applications, store & convey technics, loading platforms, robot positioning, float gates…..

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Draw Wire Systems for demanding applications

The high-quality draw wire systems expand on their proven economical standard draw wire systems with solutions for demanding applications from 0.25m up to 40m measuring length.

The core of a draw wire device is a drum mounted on bearings, onto which a wire is wound. Winding takes place via a dynamic spring mechanism using a constant force spring, which allows for a high traverse speed of up to 10m/s and high acceleration of up to 140 m/s2; this proves ideal for dynamic applications and offers a long service life of approx. 2 million complete cycles.

The construction is particularly robust and unaffected by environmental influences thanks to its titanium-anodised aluminium housing. The wire is made from stainless-steel with a diameter of 0.5mm and is thus exceptionally hard-wearing. The wire exit is free from wear thanks to a diamond-polished ceramic guide.
The wide temperature range from -20°C to +85°C as well as the optional IP67 protection rating permit use in difficult environmental conditions.

The draw wire system is suitable for various sensors and encoders with analog outputs  (0 to 10V, 4 to 20mA, potentiometer), incremental (push-pull, RS422), absolute (SSI, BISS) and Field bus (CANopen®, Profibus, DeviceNet, EtherCat) interfaces.

The systems have a linearity of up to 0.05% and can be supplied on request together with the relevant calibration certificate.  Mounting is effected quickly using just 2 screws. The versatile housing technology allows for various mounting options. Connection is via either cable or connector.