ZX draw wire sensors – the smallest of their kind

12/04/2018, from WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

The ZX series sensors by WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH are the smallest draw wire sensors in the world. The longest edge of the anodised aluminium housing measures little more than the diameter of a one cent coin.

The ZX series sensors by WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH are the smallest draw wire sensors in the world. The longest edge of the anodised aluminium housing measures little more than the diameter of a one cent coin. The sensor element determines distances, potentiometrically (ZX-PA) or via hall-effect transducer (ZX-HM), depending on the model, at a range of up to 38 mm. This very small measuring range with a linearity of ±1.0 % on both models, is ideal for extremely small applications.

With a repeatability of ± 0.08 mm, the ZX-HM has a high resolution of 0.04 mm at a temperature range from -40°C to +100°C. Weighing a mere 15 g, the magnetic, and therefore touchless, measuring principle ensures a very long life of about 30 million cycles. The even 3 g lighter ZX-PA model also has a long life of approx. 10 million cycles, and can even be used in temperatures as low as -55°C. This model features a repeatability of 0.03% of the measuring range with a resolution which varies by the quality of the supply voltage.

ZX series draw wire sensors are extremely small, light and easy to implement. They are particularly suitable for applications where a lightweight or maximum performance in a very compact space are key, making them perfect for mobile applications, for example. They are used in special equipment, prototypes and automotive engineering, in medical engineering, and in research and development. One specific application, for example, is measuring the throttle valve adjustment in motors.

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WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH

We have been developing and manufacturing precision sensors for position and distance measurement since 1999. As an innovative company with headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich and a branch in Brühl near Cologne, we sell our products all over the world, and we currently have direct points of contact at distributors in over 20 countries.

Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible measurement technique solution. This is why we develop and produce sensors with a wide range of specifications for various applications in industry and research. Our product range includes both premium sensors and custom solutions, from prototype to series production. Products made in Taufkirchen are subject to rigorous quality standards and every single one is delivered to our customers with a calibration certificate.

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