The use of a "wire" of synthetic material in draw-wire sensors is ensuring additional application areas for the wireSENSOR P85 sensors from Micro-Epsilon. Thanks to its high tensile strength, its low expansion and extremely long service life, it is technically equal in every way to conventional steel wire while its lower weight is a further bonus. Even the cable connector is completely free of metal, since the ring eyelet is made entirely of plastic.
It is used, for example, in high voltage areas where no conductive connection between the measuring system and the target is allowed for safety reasons.
In medical technology too, the absence of metal offers major advantages. The plastic line means there is no interference when taking X-ray films or when scanning with MRI systems. This makes the P85 an ideal sensor for such applications.
The flexible and modular construction concept of the draw-wire sensor means that sensors with plastic lines are now available as OEM versions with many other sensor series.
The economical MK series also features a glass-fibre reinforced housing, that offers impressive value for money.