ASM has issued a product catalog for its POSITAPE line of tape extension position sensors. All available sensors are presented in detail, with available measuring lengths of 250 and 20.000 mm. Tape extension sensors are suited for installation in cranes, excavators, forklifts, hydraulic ramps, hoists and industrial automation with high duty cycles.
The ASM product portfolio comprises six product lines for measurement of distance, angle and inclination. Various sensor technologies are the basis for solutions in many application areas in industrial automation. Due to the stainless steel measuring tape POSITAPE position sensors are best suited for applications with deflections around pulleys and for use in harsh environmental conditions.
Three analog outputs (0.5 to 10 V, 0.5 to 4.5 V, 4 to 20 mA) and three digital outputs (SSI, CANopen, CAN SAE J1939) can be ordered. The analog outputs are optionally available redundantly. With a linearity of ±0.10% tape extension sensors work with a high precision in their basic version. Upon request a linearity of ± 0.05% is also available.