Product News: Electronic Components & Devices
Precision Potentiometer offers dual ball bearing option.
Press Release Summary:
May 14, 2014 - With dual ball bearing option, Hybritron® servo-mount version of Bourns® Model 3549 10-Turn Potentiometer is capable of 10 million shaft revolutions with up to 250 g of side load. Optional 0.1% linearity and A/R lug are available. RoHS-compliant potentiometer is suited for wide range of M2M applications including farming and forestry equipment, off-road construction equipment, aircraft landing gears, production line equipment, packaging automation, and patient diagnostic equipment.
Original Press Release
Bourns Announces New Dual Ball Bearing Option on Popular 10-Turn Precision Potentiometer
Press release date: May 6, 2014
New Specialty Option on Bourns® Model 3549 Capable of 10 Million Shaft Revolutions for Higher Performance, Reliability and Longer Lifespan
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the release of a new dual ball bearing option to its popular Model 3549 10-turn precision potentiometer. The new option is available in the Hybritron® servo-mount version, and is capable of 10 million shaft revolutions with up to 250 grams of side load. Designed specifically for industrial, medical and aerospace machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, the upgraded ball bearing model option is also RoHS* compliant.
“This specialty option was developed in response to customer feedback and requests for the higher performance and reliability of a longer life potentiometer,” said Alain Leon, Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. “Adding a new dual ball bearing option to Bourns’ industry-leading 10-turn precision potentiometer demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide customers with solutions that meet their evolving and demanding application needs.”
Bourns® Model 3549 with the dual ball bearing option is suitable for use under some side load conditions and features a standard servo mount. Optional 0.1 % linearity and optional A/R lug are also available. It is an excellent choice for an extensive range of M2M applications including farming and forestry equipment, off-road equipment used in construction, aircraft landing gears, production line equipment, packaging automation, patient diagnostic equipment and patient laser and radiation treatment equipment.
Pricing and Availability
Bourns® Model 3549 with a dual ball bearing option is priced at $42.00 each in 1000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now. For additional product specifications, an updated data sheet is available at: http://bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/3549.pdf
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.
*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.
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