HEIDENHAIN Corporation

March 18, 2014 10:00 ET

Leine & Linde Offers Draw Wire Units Covering up to 30 Meters

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - March 18, 2014) - Leine & Linde WDS series draw-wire length measurement units provide up to 30 meters of cost effective position data for lifts, factory doors, hoists and gantry systems.

The WDS draw-wire unit has a robust and compact design that can be used with either absolute or incremental rotary encoders. The simple and flexible encoder mounting attaches to any encoder with 6mm shaft and ø50mm synchro dimensions (typified by the Leine & Linde type 63 flange).

WDS draw-wire units have measuring lengths ranging from 2.5 to 15m with better than 0.02% full scale linearity. When coupled to a 13bit multi-turn absolute encoder, the entire measuring range can be covered with a resolution of approximately 0.024mm (0.001"). This WDS draw-wire unit allows configuration with any encoder resolution, an advantage over competitive products. Extension forces are low at between 10 and 25N depending upon measuring length.

The anodized Aluminium housing and polyamide-coated stainless steel draw-wire makes it suitable for use in severe environments. Operating temperature ranges from -20 ºC to. +80 ºC. Environmental Protection ratings up to IP67 are available depending upon the encoder configuration chosen.

When used along with Leine & Linde encoders, absolute position can be provided over Profibus, Profinet, DRIVE-CLiQ, SSI, EnDat, CanOpen and parallel interfaces.

For more information, contact North American Product Manager Bob Setbacken at 805-562-1160 or write to HEIDENHAIN Corporation, 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173 or e-mail at

Leine & Linde is based in Sweden with exclusive North American distribution through HEIDENHAIN Corporation in Schaumburg, IL. Leine & Linde is well known for offering high quality, heavy duty encoders of both the incremental and absolute type, product robustness, and are designed to cope with the harshest of environments such as those with high vibration, dirt and cold temperatures. These heavy, severe duty encoders are suited for drive and measurement applications and are often found in industries such as pulp and paper, forest and wood processing, agriculture, aggregate and mining equipment.

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    Bob Setbacken
    HEIDENHAIN Corporation
    333 E. State Parkway
    Schaumburg, IL 60173