ASM Introduces New Stainless Steel Tape Position Sensor

ASM has expanded its line of absolute linear position sensors with the new POSITAPE® WB17KT series of stainless steel tape sensors with measurement ranges of 3500mm, 6500mm and 10000mm. This robust sensor features an extremely high service life in a very compact housing specifically designed for rugged and harsh environments. Automated Control Engineering (ACE) are proud to be the exclusive national distributor for the new POSITAPE® WB17KT series.

WS® sensors use a flexible, stainless steel cable that is wound with only a single layer around a cable drum. This drum is coupled to an angular sensing device such as a potentiometer or encoder for an electrical output signal.

Building upon this proven technology, the new POSITAPE® series replaces the measurement cable with a thin, highly flexible stainless steel band. The WB17KT operates in a similar manner as a tape measure. Advantages of this technology is the ability to have a long measurement range in a relatively compact housing, also the virtually unlimited life of the metal tape and its suitability for the use in confined locations where pulleys must be used.

Features of the WB17KT series:

  • Rugged design industrial grade sensor
  • Compact housing
  • Suitable for the harsh environments
  • Available with analog 0-10V, 4-20mA or 1 kOhm outputs
  • Available with either absolute digital SSI or CAN-Bus outputs
  • Electrical connection can be made with either a M12 or D8 connector

Automated Control Engineering Group Pty Ltd (A.C.E.) specialises in the national supply of process and automation control equipment to a diverse range of industries that encompass the water, industrial, food, mining and petrochemical markets. A.C.E. prides itself on being able to supply the client with an exclusive range of products from major international suppliers that include AMCi, STS, Weber, Vacon, West Instruments, ASM, Hiquel, Kiepe, Hengstler, Conductix-Wampfler, Monitouch, Hawk, TransTech, FEAS and Pepperl + Fuchs.