Avtron DW6 Draw Wire Encoders

Avtron DW6 Draw Wire Encoders

The Linear Measurement Standard

  • Linear Measurements from 5 m - 15 m
  • Includes Avtron AV6 encoder
  • Resists Dust, Dirt, and Liquids
  • Stainless Steel Measuring Wire
  • Eyelet Wire Mounting
  • Simple Installation
  • 2 Year No-Hassle Warranty
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Have an application that requires linear motion measurement? Then the Avtron DW6 Draw Wire is perfect for you! All the benefits of the Avtron AV6 absolute encoder combined with our rugged draw wire adapter allows for distance measurement in your application.

The Avtron DW6 includes the Avtron AV6 58 mm synchro flange absolute encoders, like the Avtron AV6A and AV6M!

Avtron AV6 absolute rotary encoders have superior shaft seals and bearings that stay sealed to keep contaminants out, despite temperature cycles or liquid sprays. Our encoder seals are protected by mechanical barriers to prevent flexing or failure. Avtron’s superior bearings permit much larger side and axial loads.

Available in both optical and magnetic, the Avtron AV6 is designed with superior shaft seals and bearings that stay sealed to keep contaminates out, even through temperature cycling and liquid sprays.

Available as a fully configured encoder/draw wire combo kit! Order yours today!

Please visit the AV6A/AV6M webpage for more information

Draw Wire*
Measurement Length: 
16.4 ft - 49.21 ft [5 m - 15 m]**
Length per Revolution: 12.4 in [315 mm]
Material: Housing - Aluminum   Wire - Coated Polyamide Stainless Steel
Max. Speed Wire Displacement: 6.56 ft/s [2 m/s]
Max. Wire Acceleration: 3 G
Wire Retraction Force (min): 0.89 lbs - 1.80 lbs [4 N8 N]**
Wire Extension Force (max): 3.59 lbs - 5.62 lbs [16 N - 25 N]**
Wire Mounting: Eyelet
IP Rating: IP65 Standard***
Weight: 2.65 lbs - 7.72 lbs [1200 g - 3500 g]**

*Specs are exclusively for draw wire adapter. See AV6 for encoder specs.
**Range depending on adapter unit
***May change depending on encoder unit
  • Ultra-long-life internal gearbox
  • -20 °C to 80 °C Operating Temp.
  • Draw Wire kit comes complete with Avtron AV6 absolute encoder
  • More than 2X the axial and side load capability compared to the competition
Industry General Food & Beverage Pulp & Paper Wood Products Wind Power Crane & Hoist Metals Mining Marine Oil & Gas

Light Mill Duty

AV20, AV25, AV32, AV4, AV4/HS4 Programming Tool, AV6A, AV6M, Cables and Connectors, Encoder Couplings, HS25A, HS35A, HS4, HS6A, K661, Rush AV4, SC65

Mill Duty

AV32, Cables and Connectors, Encoder Couplings, HS35M, HS6M, K661, M185, M3, M3(small), RAHS35M

Heavy Mill Duty

AV115, AV125, AV44, AV45, AV56, AV56S, AV67, AV85, AV850, AVSK, Cables and Connectors, Carlen Replacement, HS44, HS45, K661, M4, M4(small), XP5, XR115, XR12, XR125, XR45, XR4F, XR5, XR56, XR67, XR85, XR850, XR97, XRB1, XRB2, XRB3

Severe Mill Duty

AV12, AV30, AV485, AV5, AV685, Cables and Connectors, Carlen Replacement, Encoder Couplings, HS40, K661, M484, M6, M6C, M7, XP5, XPH1, XPH8, XR12, XR485, XR5, XR685, XR97, XRB1, XRB2, XRB3,
For competitive encoder replacements please see the Avtron AV6A or AV6M encoders.

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  • Absolute Encoder

    Absolute indicates the position of the rotor or shaft referenced to a fixed starting position. If power is turned off and then on, the encoder recalls the position correctly. It may output the position information on a set of output wires (parallel), or it may output the absolute position using a communications bus, such as Profibus or DeviceNet. Absolute encoders can be single-turn or multi-turn. For more information, Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_encoder

  • Absolute Position

    Absolute Position indicates the position of a rotor or shaft referenced to a fixed starting position. Resolvers and absolute encoders can provide absolute position feedback.

  • Cycles Per Revolution (CPR)

    This is the sine-cosine encoder equivalent to PPR. It indicates the number of sine waves output per revolution, and does not count the cosine waves. Some vendors also use CPR as an equivalent to PPR for digital incremental encoders.

  • Encoder

    A device which indicates position and speed via a set of digital outputs. Incremental encoders output quadrature (A Quad B) signals, and may add a marker pulse once per revolution.  Absolute encoders typically indicate position via a digital message, a set of parallel outputs, or analog values.

  • Ethernet/IP

    Ethernet/IP is an Ethernet-based fieldbus used by Avtron absolute encoders to communicate with a controller.  For more information about Ethernet/IP-Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EtherNet/IP

  • Light Mill Duty

    Light Mill Duty encoders are designed for industrial applications but must be protected from contamination, temperature cycling, and physical force, including shock, vibration, and bearing loads. Examples include AV20, AV25, HS25A, and HS35A models.

  • Magnetic Encoder

    Magnetic and magnetoresistive encoders typically use a magnetized rotor with north and south poles lined up around the perimeter of the disk. A magnetoresistive sensor detects the transitions, and these are the counts or pulses generated by the encoder. Magnetic encoders withstand dirt, dust, water, and temperature changes far better than optical encoders.

  • Multiturn

    Multiturn refers to the capability of an absolute rotary encoder to output the position accurately including how many times the shaft has been rotated.  The absolute encoder will report this position correctly, including both the position within 1 revolution as well as the total number of turns, whether the encoder was powered when the turns took place or not.  Avtron multiturn absolute encoders do not use batteries, and Avtron absolute magnetic encoders do not use gears for maximum reliability.  Example:  Avtron AV30 severe duty absolute encoder.  For more information on absolute rotary encoders-Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_encoder.

  • Optical Disk

    An Optical Disk is typically a glass, metal, or plastic disk with fine lines or slots etched around the perimeter that interrupt the beam of light from the light source to an optical sensor. Optical disks can be quite fragile. Avtron uses only shatterproof optical disks with Wide-Gap technology.

  • Optical Encoder

    An Optical Encoder typically uses a light source shining through, or reflecting off, an optical disk with lines or slots that interrupt the beam of light to an optical sensor. Electronics count the interruptions of the beam and generate the encoder’s output pulses.

  • Optical Sensors

    Optical Sensors are typically phototransistors or other light sensors which sense the light emitted by the light source, as interrupted by, or passed through, the optical disk.

  • Rotary Encoder

    A rotary encoder provides position and/or speed feedback information about a rotating shaft.  Rotary encoders may be hollow shaft, no-bearing modular, coupled solid shaft style.  They may provide absolute positioning information, or incremental velocity feedback. Avtron rotary encoders are designed and built to be far more reliable than ordinary rotary encoders. Avtron encoder white papers on our blog provide more details of how and why Avtron rotary encoders are more reliable.

  • Single Turn

    Single turn refers to absolute encoders--the encoder accurately reports the position within 360 degrees of travel to the resolution specified.  Multiple turns are ignored--multiturn absolute encoders are required to track and report position over multiple turns as well as the position within 1 turn.  Avtron absolute single-turn encoders are more durable because they don't use glass disks.  For more information about absolute rotary encoders:  Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_encoder

  • Solid Shaft

    Solid Shaft encoders are coupled to the shaft to be measured. The solid shaft encoder body is typically C-Face mounted using a flange adapter, or some models can be foot mounted.

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