Siemens debuts low- to high-resolution shaft driven speed sensors

Siemens Industry Automation Division has released the shaft driven speed sensor Sitrans WS300.

With four resolutions of 32, 256, 1000 and 2000 pulses per revolution, the sensor is able to accurately monitor low- to high-speed industrial applications.

Weighing in at only 1.2kg, the light Sitrans WS3000 sensor for monitoring conveyor belt speeds also prolongs bearing life.

Encased in cast aluminium, it is suitable for heavy duty industries and use outdoors.

It is also available in stainless steel for harsh applications, and has hazardous dust approvals, making it suited to minerals processing.

The Sitrans WS300 can be directly coupled to a rotating tail or bend pulley shaft ensuring accurate belt-travel readout, eliminating problems caused by belt slippage or material build-up.

The new sensor monitors belt speed and can be used as an input to an integrator, which calculates flow rate, totalised weight, belt loading and belt speed.

Sitrans WS300 can be combined with a Milltronics BW100 or BW500 integrator or Siwarex FTC PLC module, and a Milltronics belt scale for a complete weighing system.

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