Customizable SG1 Provides 80-inch Stroke Range, IP67 Protection and Spectacular Value for OEMs
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Celesco Transducer Products, Inc.
20630 Plummer St.
Chatsworth, CA, 91311
Press release date: January 17, 2012
Celesco Transducer Products is now selling the SG1 - a slim, compact and low-cost stringpot that is now in stock, available for immediate delivery and can be completely customized to meet the specific needs an OEM has.
The SG1 ships with a 10K-ohm potentiometer that provides a voltage divider output signal proportional to the position of the spring loaded measuring cable. The SG1 is designed to not only meet the needs of OEMs and single piece users, but is also receiving rave reviews as an off-the-shelf sensor. It has a stroke range of 80 inches and will soon offer a 120-inch stroke version. This compact, low-cost sensor can be easily installed using the handy mounting bracket.
The SG1 is constructed with a rugged polycarbonate body, a precision high-cycle plastic hybrid potentiometer and a durable spring-loaded stainless steel measuring cable. The SG1 has been designed for tight spaces, complete with a generous measuring cable misalignment and free release tolerance. Its measuring cable provides an accurate reliable position feedback signal over the entire stroke.
Available electrical connection options include the popular M12 connector, a 40-inch pigtail or solder terminals directly on the SG1 pot. To withstand wet IP67 environments, the M12 connector and pigtail options provide a rugged O-ring sealed cover to protect the potentiometer against the elements. Additionally the M12 connector option comes with a field installable mating plug and an optional 13-ft. cordset is available.
The SG1's ability to be customizable for OEMs really sets it apart. Such possibilities include a choice of connectors, custom designed mounting hardware and even a choice of potentiometers or other output signals. It is an ideal stringpot for customers searching for a low cost sensor for their application.
"The SG1 has been designed to fit into spaces no other measurement device can," said Celesco General Manager Jim Bishop. "It's simple to use and very flexible. We feel it is the perfect of-the-shelf economical solution for both the OEM and single piece user.
Other key applications and benefits of the SG1 include:
o Low cost, in stock and available for immediate delivery
o Stroke range of 80 inches (2.032 mm)
o .35% Linearity
o Operating temperature of 0 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit
o IP67 environmental protection (M12 and electrical cable option)
o 10K ohm, plastic-hybrid precision potentiometer sensing element
o 9 oz. (2.5 N) measuring cable tension
o Electrical connection via solder terminals, 40-inch electrical cable or M12 connector
o Handy mounting bracket that lets the user mount the sensor in just about any direction.
Celesco Transducer Products, Inc. designs and manufactures a wide range of linear and rotary measurement transducers that set the standard for easy and reliable position measurement. Founded in 1968, the company has a history of engineering and manufacturing transducers of the highest quality, for exacting applications such as industrial process control, medical equipment, automotive testing and flood-control projects. As the world's largest volume supplier of cable extension "string-pot" position transducers, Celesco has an extensive range of standard product lines that have short lead times. The company also produces specialized, high-volume OEM transducers, a standard line of shaft-driven rotational position transducers, as well as a line of magnetically damped inclinometers. Celesco transducers are proven to be reliable, cost effective, and easy to install and maintain. OEMs and end-users choose Celesco transducers because of their confirmed high accuracy, resolution and repeatability.
Visit Celesco's website at www.celesco.com or call 818-701-2750 or toll-free at 800-423-5483 for more information.