Two further versions are available in the MT series: the wireSENSOR MT33 with a measuring range of 80mm and the wireSENSOR MT56 with a measuring range of 130mm. MT series sensors are equipped with a potentiometer and a stainless steel measuring wire. Linearity is +/- 0.4% FSO. The sensors offer a typical service life of one million cycles.
Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon UK comments: “In addition to its ultra-compact design relative to its measuring range, the wireSENSOR MT series also stands out due to its suitability for measurement tasks where fast wire movements are required. We’ve also made the design of the sensors extremely robust, allowing their use in a wide variety of industrial environments and dynamic test bench applications.”
Depending on the industry and application, draw wire position sensors are commonly referred to as cable transducers, cable-extension transducers, string potentiometers, yo yo pots, linear position string pots, and string encoders. Using a draw-wire sensor, a linear movement is transformed into a rotary movement. The free end of the wire is fixed to the moving object. An encoder or potentiometer translates the rotary movement created by the extension of the wire into an electronic signal. The sensor works like a tape measure, except with a draw-wire sensor the user does not have to read off the measurement of the extended tape. The rotation of the drum on which the steel wire is wound is measured automatically and the measurement signal is output in either analogue or digital formats.
For more information on the wireSENSOR MT series, please call the Micro-Epsilon sales department on 0151 355 6070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org