Transporting heavy loads in industrial applications by physical strength is simply not possible as in the old days. The goal is to make manual process monitoring obsolete by transitioning to Industry 4.0.
The SX80 position sensor, which is simple to install, can be used for to measure the position of lifting tables, lifting platforms, work platforms and loading ramps. With a maximum measuring range of three meters and a wide range of analogue and digital output signals, this path transducer is predestined for lifting technology. It provides the operator with reliable and precise data on the exact position of the loads to be lifted. This allows logistics processes to be automated and ensures a safe and quick process.
If the loading technology is used outdoors, the sensors and their individual components must meet special requirements. Wet conditions, low temperatures or e.g. high salinity in the area can impair functionality or even result in important elements corroding. WayCon Positionsmesstechnik has been offering a wide range of modifications for SX series draw-wire sensors for years, particularly for varying requirements. Possible modifications include a low temperature model (to -40 °C), using stainless-steel components, or a HARTCOAT® coating for important sensor elements. HARTCOAT® consists of a hard-anodic oxide which protects the draw-wire sensor from corrosion due to aggressive mediums, e.g. saltwater, with a wear-resistant layer similar to ceramics.
The F58NK model is particularly useful for manufacturers in the lifting technology sector. It is a purely mechanical model with the customer installing the analogue or digital sensor element. This allows a high degree of flexibility in selecting the output signal and its further processing. When maintenance is required, only two bolts need to be unscrewed to remove the sensor element. The mechanics of the draw-wire sensor do not need to be uninstalled. This saves time and money.
When it comes to monitoring large lifts, the three meter measuring range of the SX80 will no longer suffice. The SX120 sensor series covers a medium measuring range of up to 5 meters, and for even larger measuring lengths the SX135 with a maximum length of 42.5 meters can be used for almost any situation.
The various WayCon models can be used in various lifting technology areas, a significant competitive edge.