draw-wire position sensor / contactless / analog output / digital output
posiwire® WS31 / WS42



  • Type:


  • Contact / non-contact:


  • Output signal:

    analog output, digital output, with potentiometric output, CANopen, CAN bus, PROFIBUS, SSI, with IO-Link interface

  • Other characteristics:

    precision, incremental, IP50, vibration-resistant, shock-proof

  • Applications:

    industrial, OEM applications, for agricultural machinery, for the food industry, for medical applications

  • Measuring range:

    1,000 mm (39.37 in)


The new generation of sensors. More robust than ever.

The new generation of posiwire® cable extension sensors with magnetic absolute encoders is significantly more robust than conventional cable sensors: The contactless, magnetic multihall encoder technology is wear free and far superior to optical encoders and Potentiometer solutions – particularly in challenging environmental conditions. The new generation of sensors is available with redundant encoder systems, and even features models with optical encoders or potentiometers.
The latest additions to the range include models with an
integrated inclination sensor.

The Advantages
- More robust than conventional cable sensors thanks to magnetic absolute encoders
- Degree of protection up to IP68/IP69
- Resistant to vibrations and impact
- Linearity up to 0.01%
- Measurement length up to 40,000 mm