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AutomationDirect adds linear position potentiometers to lineup

AutomationDirect is now carrying GEFRAN linear potentiometers and accessories.

Linear potentiometers are used to detect position and linear direction movement.

A sliding contact moves along a linear resistive element acting as a variable resistor.

The proportional change in resistance indicates the position and provides a distance measurement signal. A signal conditioner can be used with the potentiometers to convert the signal to 0-10V or 4-20mA.


Eight series of linear potentiometers are available. Configuration styles include slide housing, heavy duty cylinder with rod eyes, rodless slide, spring loaded with ball tip, 1/2-inch diameter cylinder with flange, rod eye or bracket mounting, and 3/4-inch cylinder with rod eye mounting.

Stroke lengths vary from 10 to 1,000 mm depending on the series.