Model FTX has a wire break sensor. The standard sensor is our unique Optical Break Detector, which is capable of reliably detecting breakage with wire diameters 0.004 inch (0.01 mm) and larger, in air or clear liquid. When the wire break is detected, the cycle count is remembered and displayed, and the machine stops.
The sensor is easy to set up, and is supported on a ‘swing-away’ arm which allows easy access to the spindles for wire change without adjusting the sensor each time.
An optional sensor design based on electrical conduction between two plates is available for applications testing multistrand cables; this sensor requires that any liquid bath used be of high resistivity. Consult Blockwise for more details.