Draw-wire sensors of the series wireSENSOR measure linear movements using a highly flexible steel cable. The cable of the draw-wire sensor is wounded on a drum which axis is coupled to a potentiometer or encoder. The cable head is mounted on the measuring object. If the distance of the measuring target regarding the draw-wire sensor changes, a rotary motion of the drum is generated. In this process the motion is converted into an electrical signal by an encoder or potentiometer and subsequently output. Our sensors are suitable for wide measuring ranges and industrial use. Various options allow a suitable sensor to be selected for almost any application.