Machine Design

Wire-Draw Mechanism with Encoder Measures 50 M

The MRA-F wire-draw mechanism combined with an absolute or incremental encoder measures linear paths up to 50 m.

Drum rotation is proportional to wire-extension length. The amount of rotation is measured by the encoder and output as distance information. The unit features a simply mounted encoder, a high-precision measurement drum, stable return spring, a highly flexible steel rope, and steel dirt removers for reduced wear. Interfaces include SSI, Profibus, CANopen, or DeviceNet for absolute encoders, and HTL or TTL for incremental encoders.

Sick Stegmann Inc., 7496 Webster St., Dayton, OH 45413,
(800) 811-9110,

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