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Rope length transmitter for heavy-duty applications

FSG Fernsteuergeräte (Germany) has developed a length-measuring sensor, which can be connected to encoders with an optional CANopen interface. The product is based on the draw-wire measuring principle.

THE ROPE LENGTH TRANSMITTERS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED to meet the requirements of positioning tasks in demanding environments such as dusty or humid atmospheres. The products are equipped with a plastic-coated stainless steel measuring rope with a 3-mm diameter and feature an integrated rope brake. The units have a measuring range of 4 m. The transmitters can be combined with single- or multi-turn encoders, which convert the length-proportional number of drum revolutions into digital measurement signals. In addition to the company’s encoder products featuring an optional CANopen interface, other encoders can be used as well

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