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The wireSENSOR MK46 for Measurements between 50 mm and 50 m

The wireSENSOR MK46 series of draw-wire sensors is available with distinctive characteristics such as prolonged life, compact structure, and it is cost-effective. Additionally, this new model provides extended application possibilities as it is available with both a potentiometer output and with a current or voltage output.

Draw-wire sensors measure position and distance and offer mounting possibilities that are flexible, fast and easy. These sensors stand out because of their long service life and high operational safety. The wireSENSOR MK46 is mainly installed into machines and for post-assembly purposes as it is considered to be the most compact sensor in its class.

This sensor demonstrates its strengths especially in high volume applications and offers an outstanding price/performance ratio.

The sensor measures almost linearly across the whole measuring range. The user can freely choose between a potentiometer, voltage or current output, which makes room for the development of new, individual application possibilities.

Draw-wire sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used for measurements between 50 mm and 50 m. It is also possible to modify the sensors in order to suit special measurement tasks based on the customer’s requirements. The most common modifications are made to the design and length of the measuring wire, the tensioning force of the spring package or varied output types.

Applications

The key applications of the wireSENSOR MK46 are as follows:

Positioning of catering trucks at Airbus A380

Positioning of catering trucks at Airbus A380

 

Positioning of operating tables

Positioning of operating tables

Variable support for mobile cranes and cherry picker platforms

Variable support for mobile cranes and cherry picker platforms

Release of satellites into space

Release of satellites into space

Displacement measurement on slag transporter

Displacement measurement on slag transporter

Position measurement on X-ray machines

Position measurement on X-ray machines

Lift-height measurement in fork-lift trucks

Lift-height measurement in fork-lift trucks

Height of lifting platforms on automobile production lines

Height of lifting platforms on automobile production lines

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