Draw wire sensors

How to choose this product

Draw wire sensors are used in industry to measure the linear movement of an object via a flexible steel cable. The cable reel, which is either linked to a rotary potentiometer or an optical encoder, determines the linear position or displacement of the moving object.

Applications

Draw wire sensors can be found in numerous industrial settings, from laboratories to saw mills. Depending on their measuring range, they can be used in cars to measure engine throttle movement or, in longer configurations, for height adjustment on a forklift truck.

Technologies

Depending on the manufacturer, draw wire sensors can be coupled with either rotary potentiometers, incremental encoders, or absolute encoders.

How to choose

An important technical specification to take into account when selecting a draw wire sensor is its measurement range. The cable reel can vary from a few millimeters to over 50 meters.

Advantages

- Measuring range

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15 products ASM Sensor
ASM Sensor max. 1 m | WS31 - WS42
Compact incremental draw wire displacement sensor max. 1 m | WS31 - WS42 ASM Sensor

ASM WS31/WS42 position sensors are OEM sensors with measuring ranges of...

ASM Sensor max. 1.25 m | WS10SG
Draw wire position sensor in plastic housing max. 1.25 m | WS10SG ASM Sensor

The WS10SG is a popular industrial sensor enclosed in a plastic housing....

ASM Sensor max. 1.25 m | WS10ZG
Draw wire position sensor in die cast-zinc housing max. 1.25 m | WS10ZG ASM Sensor

The POSIWIRE® WS10ZG Position Sensor comes with new zinc diecast housing, and features...

ASM Sensor max. 1.25 m | WS10
Draw wire position sensor max. 1.25 m | WS10 ASM Sensor

The WS10 by ASM is a precise draw wire displacement sensor in an aluminum housing...

ASM Sensor max. 3 m | WS12
Draw wire position sensor max. 3 m | WS12 ASM Sensor

This WS12 position sensor has various specifications which include a protection class...

ASM Sensor max. 15 m | WS17KT
Long range draw wire position sensor max. 15 m | WS17KT ASM Sensor

The WS10 POSIWIRE® Position Sensor is specifically designed for measuring medium ranges...

PEPPERL & FUCHS ø 58 mm | SL30xx series
Incremental draw wire displacement sensor ø 58 mm | SL30xx series PEPPERL & FUCHS

Pepperl+Fuchs cable pulls are ideal for linear measurements with high resolution. For measurement of linear motion a rotary...

2 products TURCK
TURCK 250 mm, 4 - 20 mA
Analog draw wire displacement sensor 250 mm, 4 - 20 mA TURCK

A variety of sensors can be used to solve path measurements. Sensors that operate according to an innovative measuring principle, free of contact and...

TURCK 250 mm, 1 kΩ
Potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor 250 mm, 1 kΩ TURCK

Another innovation of the automotive accessory manufacturer, TURCK’s linear position detecting sensors feature a wear-free, and completely contact-less operation functionality. A target...

1 products Baumer
Baumer max. 5 m, CANopen® | BMMS K50
Absolute magnetic draw wire position sensor max. 5 m, CANopen® | BMMS K50 Baumer

The BMMS K50 CANopen analog with cable-pull MAGRES redundant has...

3 products SICK
SICK 1.25 - 10 m | BCG series
Analog draw wire displacement sensor 1.25 - 10 m | BCG series SICK

The BCG series are SICK’S Absolute wire draw encoder EcoLine that offers different measured lengths ranging from 1.25 m, 3 m, 5 m up to 10 m. These servo flange encoders can be easily integrated...

SICK max. 50 m | PRF series
Incremental draw wire displacement sensor max. 50 m | PRF series SICK

This Absolute Wire Draw sensor from SICK employs a varied interfaced modular measuring system with a measuring...

SICK max. 5 m | PKS series
Compact incremental draw wire displacement sensor max. 5 m | PKS series SICK

The PKS09-ATBM0220 model from SICK is a wire draw encoder that features an encoder integrated...

new WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH 10 - 15 m | SX300
Draw wire position sensor 10 - 15 m | SX300 WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

The SX30 is a sensor manufactured by WayCon Comapny. It is produced to measure cylinder positions and for conjunction with hydraulic cylinders....

video WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH 50 - 6 000 mm | SX50, SX80, SX120 series
Draw wire position sensor 50 - 6 000 mm | SX50, SX80, SX120 series WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH is a manufacturer of high quality draw wire position transducers for industrial use. Due to its small overall size, its short assembly...

WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH 8 - 42.5 m | SX135
Long range draw wire position sensor 8 - 42.5 m | SX135 WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

The SX135 Long Range Draw Wire Sensors are manufactured by WayCon Company. The sensors are made of stainless steel. They are...

WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH 50 - 1 250 mm | LX series
Miniature draw wire position sensor 50 - 1 250 mm | LX series WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

The LX Series of Miniature Draw Wire Position Sensor, manufactured by WayCon Positionsmesstechnik...

11 products SIKO GmbH
new SIKO GmbH 0 - 15 000 mm | SG150
Long range draw wire position sensor 0 - 15 000 mm | SG150 SIKO GmbH

Siko’s SG150 Wire-Actuated Encoder exhibits a compact design, a flexible wire outlet,...

video SIKO GmbH 0 - 600 mm | SG5
Miniature draw wire position sensor 0 - 600 mm | SG5 SIKO GmbH

The SG5 from SIKO GmbH, is a miniature draw wire position sensor with a maximum of 600...

video SIKO GmbH 0 - 2 000 mm | SG10
Miniature draw wire position sensor 0 - 2 000 mm | SG10 SIKO GmbH

Miniature wire-actuated encoder for capturing measurement distances with a maximum measuring...

SIKO GmbH 0 - 2 000 mm | SG20
Compact draw wire position sensor 0 - 2 000 mm | SG20 SIKO GmbH

Siko built the SG20 wire-actuated encoder with an analog output. It has a maximum measuring...

video SIKO GmbH 0 - 2 000 mm | SG21
Draw wire position sensor in die cast-zinc housing 0 - 2 000 mm | SG21 SIKO GmbH

The SG21 model is manufactured by Siko Global, and is a wire-actuated encoder suitable...

SIKO GmbH 0 - 3 000 mm | SG30
Draw wire position sensor in die cast-zinc housing 0 - 3 000 mm | SG30 SIKO GmbH

The SG30 is a wire-actuated encoder engineered by Siko. It is suitable for various applications like warehousing...

TR-Electronic GmbH 58 - 65 mm | CEW
Draw wire position sensor 58 - 65 mm | CEW TR-Electronic GmbH

Wire-actuated encoders (draw-wire encoders) are particularly used in the warehousing and logistics sector. However, they are also used in stage technology and in many other sectors. TR-Electronic offers...

TR-Electronic GmbH 58 mm | IEW
Incremental draw wire displacement sensor 58 mm | IEW TR-Electronic GmbH

TR Electronics’ IEW Series of incremental draw wire displacement sensors features...

5 products KÜBLER
KÜBLER max. 10 m/s | A50
Analog draw wire displacement sensor max. 10 m/s | A50 KÜBLER

A50 is a high quality draw-wire mechanics device, which boasts a compact design and high quality...

KÜBLER max. 10 m/s| B80
Absolute draw wire position sensor max. 10 m/s| B80 KÜBLER

The B80, manufactured by Kubler, is a draw wire encoder which is capable of measuring...

KÜBLER max. 10 m/s | C120
Incremental draw wire displacement sensor max. 10 m/s | C120 KÜBLER

The C120 by Kubler is an Incremental draw wire displacement sensor which is capable...

KÜBLER max. 10 m/s | D135
Draw wire position sensor max. 10 m/s | D135 KÜBLER

The draw-wire mechanics in the D135 product series can often be used for measurements of objects...

KÜBLER max. 0.8 m/s
Miniature draw wire position sensor max. 0.8 m/s KÜBLER

This device, assembled by Kubler, is a miniature draw wire position sensor...

8 products MICRO-EPSILON
MICRO-EPSILON 0.05 - 7.5 m, ±0.05% | WPS-MK series
Draw wire position sensor 0.05 - 7.5 m, ±0.05% | WPS-MK series MICRO-EPSILON

The miniature draw-wire sensors of the MK series are specially designed for use in high-volume production. Due to the favourable price and the compact...

MICRO-EPSILON 50 - 250 mm | WDS-MPM series
Miniature draw wire position sensor 50 - 250 mm | WDS-MPM series MICRO-EPSILON

The draw wire sensors of the MPM Series are the preferred choice in applications which are characterised by fast movements,...

MICRO-EPSILON 0.1 - 1 m | WDS-MP/MPW
Miniature draw wire position sensor 0.1 - 1 m | WDS-MP/MPW MICRO-EPSILON

The MP/MPW draw wire sensors are designed both for industrial use as well as for mobile applications. This draw-wire displacement sensors are the preferred...

MICRO-EPSILON 0.1 - 2.5 m | WDS-P60, P96 Series
Analog draw wire displacement sensor 0.1 - 2.5 m | WDS-P60, P96 Series MICRO-EPSILON

Draw wire sensors of the P60 / P96 Series are designed for general use. Numerous options enable a suitable sensor to be selected...

MICRO-EPSILON 1 - 3 m | WDS-P60, P96
Digital draw wire position sensor 1 - 3 m | WDS-P60, P96 MICRO-EPSILON

The WDS P60 and P96 by Micro Epsilon is a Digital draw wire position sensor designed for...

MICRO-EPSILON 3 - 15 m | WDS-P115
Analog draw wire displacement sensor 3 - 15 m | WDS-P115 MICRO-EPSILON

Draw wire sensors of the P115 Series are designed for general use. Numerous options enable a suitable sensor to be selected for almost any application. The...

27 products SCAIME
SCAIME max. 38 mm, IP50 | M150
Miniature draw wire position sensor max. 38 mm, IP50 | M150 SCAIME

The M150 by Scaime consists of linear displacement sensors. The M150 is a precise high-cycle conductive plastic potentiometer with...

SCAIME max. 762 mm | MT2A
Compact potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor max. 762 mm | MT2A SCAIME

MT2A The MT2A is a member of our family of rugged, accurate miniature cable-extension position transducers designed specifically for...

SCAIME max. 635 mm, IP50 | SM1
Compact potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor max. 635 mm, IP50 | SM1 SCAIME

Cable displacement sensors are based on an extremely simple operating principle, transforming the linear displacement...

SCAIME max. 635 mm, IP50 | SM2
Compact potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor max. 635 mm, IP50 | SM2 SCAIME

Cable displacement sensors are based on an extremely simple operating principle of transforming the linear...

SCAIME max. 1 270 mm, IP50 | SP1
Compact potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor max. 1 270 mm, IP50 | SP1 SCAIME

Cable displacement sensors are based on an extremely simple operating principle, transforming the linear displacement...

1 products ELCIS ENCODER
ELCIS ENCODER
Draw wire position sensor ELCIS ENCODER

The "CABLE" EF linear transducers, manufactured by Elcis is a transducer that functions according on the extended measurements...

TWK ELEKTRONIK GmbH Type: SWF, SWG, SWH, SWA, SWP, SWK
Draw wire position sensor Type: SWF, SWG, SWH, SWA, SWP, SWK TWK ELEKTRONIK GmbH

Cable converter - Measuring system (externally & internally): incremental,...

AMETEK Factory Automation 0.05%, max. 1200 in.
Draw wire position sensor 0.05%, max. 1200 in. AMETEK Factory Automation

The device is a draw wire position sensor from Ametek Programmable Power, Inc. The unit has a standard stroke range of up to 1200 inches or 100 ft., and a mechanical...

2 products ELAP
ELAP 200 mm - 12 m, IP64 | HLS series
Draw wire position sensor 200 mm - 12 m, IP64 | HLS series ELAP

Elap presents HLS wire encoders. These sturdy encoders provide excellent protection against environments. They can be installed with ease. HLS encoders are for industrial systems demanding up to 12 metres...

ELAP 250 mm - 8 m, IP64 | HPS series
Draw wire position sensor 250 mm - 8 m, IP64 | HPS series ELAP

This device is highly protected against environmental agents, being easy to install with a stout construction. In addition to this, the linear wire potentiometers in this series are ideal...

D.R. Italia s.r.l.
Draw wire position sensor D.R. Italia s.r.l.

D.R. Italia’s position transducers are draw wire precision sensors which are utilized in moment limiters in...

Wachendorff Automation GmbH & Co 0 - 1250 mm, IP 65 | SZG65WDGASSI
Incremental draw wire displacement sensor 0 - 1250 mm, IP 65 | SZG65WDGASSI Wachendorff Automation GmbH & Co

The SZG65WDGASSI Series, manufactured by Wachendorff, is an incremental draw wire system...

Wachendorff Automation GmbH & Co 0 - 1250 mm, IP 65 | SZG81
Incremental draw wire displacement sensor 0 - 1250 mm, IP 65 | SZG81 Wachendorff Automation GmbH & Co

The SZG81 Series, manufactured by Wachendorff, is an incremental draw wire system equipped...

4 products POSITAL FRABA
POSITAL FRABA 5 - 10 m, SSI, CANopen, DeviceNet, Analog
Rugged draw wire displacement sensor 5 - 10 m, SSI, CANopen, DeviceNet, Analog POSITAL FRABA

Linarix linear sensors also known as rugged draw wire displacement sensors are specially developed to be used in operations that demand the monitoring...

POSITAL FRABA 1,25 - 6 m, IP54/64, SSI, CANopen, DeviceNet, Analog
Absolute draw wire position sensor 1,25 - 6 m, IP54/64, SSI, CANopen, DeviceNet, Analog POSITAL FRABA

LINARIX LINEAR SENSORS Draw wire sensors (also known as string encoders or wire actuated encoders) are commonly used in applications that require linear motion to be monitored for system control or to...

POSITAL FRABA 3 - 10 m, IP67, SSI, CANopen, DeviceNet
Heavy-duty draw wire position sensor in extruded metal housing 3 - 10 m, IP67, SSI, CANopen, DeviceNet POSITAL FRABA

Linarix Linear Sensors are pre-calibrated and scalable draw wire sensors. Even when the power is cut off, these sensors can monitor position due to their absolute rotary...

POSITAL FRABA 1 m - 2 m, Analog, SSI, DeviceNet, CANopen
Draw wire position sensor in plastic housing 1 m - 2 m, Analog, SSI, DeviceNet, CANopen POSITAL FRABA

The Linarix Linear Sensor by Posital is ideally designed to provide an extremely high quality performance for very specific purposes. The sensor is ideally intended for...

2 products BEI SENSORS
BEI SENSORS max. 125 in | LT25
Digital draw wire position sensor max. 125 in | LT25 BEI SENSORS

The Model LT25 linear cable transducer produces a speed information up to 125" measurement range in a durable and easy-to-install package. The hardened measuring cable is made of nylon-coated stainless-steel...

BEI SENSORS min. 700 mm, max. 55 000 mm | CD Series
Absolute draw wire position sensor min. 700 mm, max. 55 000 mm | CD Series BEI SENSORS

The CD series is available in ranges from 700 and 50,000 mm in a variety of incremental and absolute output options....

SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL 0 - 4 700 mm, 12 - 30 V, CANOpen | SDS-CB-5000 HE
Rugged draw wire displacement sensor 0 - 4 700 mm, 12 - 30 V, CANOpen | SDS-CB-5000 HE SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL

Sensor Systems presents SDS-CB-5000 HE cable transducer. The device is sturdy, economical and offer high performance wire length. It provides CaNopen output and are suited for wet and outdoor environments....

SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL max. 4 700 mm, CANOpen | SDS-CB-5000 HE-L
Rugged draw wire displacement sensor max. 4 700 mm, CANOpen | SDS-CB-5000 HE-L SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL

Precision Hall Effect, Output 0-4700 mm, Designed for Outdoor/Wet environments. CAN OPEN and double angle sensor . The cable reel incorporate 2 hall effect and 2 Mems angle...

SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL max. 3 300 mm, 10 kΩ | SDS-3A
Potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor max. 3 300 mm, 10 kΩ | SDS-3A SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL

The SDS-3 cable extension transducer is designed to deliver extremely accurate and cost-efficient services in measuring voltages in a potentiometric voltage divider circuit. It provides stroke ranges...

SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL max. 3 300 mm, CANOpen | SDS-3CB
Potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor max. 3 300 mm, CANOpen | SDS-3CB SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL

The wire length transducer having a canopen interface gives precision output from 0 to 1800 mm, 0-2300 mm, and 0-3300 mm. Built for outdoor/wet environments, the rugged, low...

SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL max. 3 300 mm, 4 - 20 mA | SDS-3I
Potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor max. 3 300 mm, 4 - 20 mA | SDS-3I SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL

These SDS-3 model Sensor Systems are designed specifically for harsh and rugged outdoor/wet environments specially designed with plastic housing.and available in a variety of...

SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL max. 3 300 mm, 0 - 10 V | SDS-3V
Potentiometric draw wire displacement sensor max. 3 300 mm, 0 - 10 V | SDS-3V SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL

Industrial Low Cost Cable Extension Transducer Precision Potentiometric Output ( Voltage Divider )available from 0 to 1800 mm, 0-2300 mm, 0-3300 mm, measurement Range Option, Designed for Outdoor/Wet...

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