Motorized Potentiometer has clutch and spring return.

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Powered by Micro M6 motor, 0.906 in. dia motorized rotary potentiometer uses passivated stainless steel shaft and has turret-type, side-located, gold-plated terminals. Clutch module housing is anodized aluminum, and product utilizes co-molded conductive plastic element. Along with 100,000-cycle (min) rotational life, characteristics include electrical angle of 340° absolute, output smoothness of 0.1% max, and absolute linearity of ±0.5 at center tap.

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New Motorized Potentiometer Features Special Clutch and Spring Return

Grass Valley, CA - August 14, 2007 - Spectrum Sensors and Controls introduces a new motorized rotary potentiometer only 0.906" in diameter with special clutch and spring return. This new potentiometer is mounted on a 1.313" Servo Mount flange and powered by an ultra smooth Micro M6 motor. With a long rotational life of 100,000 cycles minimum, this motorized rotary potentiometer is ideal for high reliability applications such as a helicopter activator sensor.

Spectrum's motorized rotary potentiometer has an electrical angle of 340° absolute, output smoothness of 0.1% max, an absolute linearity of ±0.5 at center tap, a resistance range of 1kX - 20kX ±10% and uses a passivated stainless steel shaft. These potentiometers have turret type, side located, gold plated terminals and the clutch module housing is anodized aluminum.

Spectrum's linear and rotary potentiometers utilize a co-molded conductive plastic element for a hard smooth surface and greater long-term reliability compared to raised circuit element potentiometers. In Spectrum's process the termination and resistance materials are simultaneously molded with the base substrate.

Spectrum Sensors & Controls new 0.906" diameter motorized rotary potentiometer is priced at $130 and up depending on quantities and configurations.

About Spectrum Control
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001 and TS 16949 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of EMI/RFI filters and power components, sensors and controls, power management systems, and microwave components.

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation manufactures a variety of precision co-molded conductive plastic potentiometers and position sensors, as well as element segments and cable assemblies. Designs for these potentiometers and position sensors include rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as custom assemblies. The company's Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).

The Spectrum Control EMI Filters and Components Group produces discrete surface mount EMI filters, resin sealed and hermetically sealed EMI filters, EMI filtered arrays, EMI filtered connectors, ESD/EFT protected connectors, filtered data-com connectors, gaskets and shielding, patch antenna elements, single line filters, filtered terminal blocks, power entry modules, power line filters, military/aerospace multi-section filters, and commercial custom assemblies.

Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Products include off-the-shelf SMART start products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements. DC power circuit breaker & fuse interface panels, power outlet strips and data acquisition modules are also offered.

Spectrum Microwave is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Control, Inc. and produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Integrated Microwave Systems include switchable filter banks, low noise amplifiers, local oscillator multipliers, microwave synthesizers, digitally tuned oscillators and integrated assemblies. Microwave Filters include bandpass filters and duplexers, lumped element filters, cavity filters, waveguide filters, tubular filters, base station products and resonators. Frequency Control Components include a wide range of amplifiers, mixers, voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) and dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs).

For further product information, contact, Steve Johnson, Spectrum Sensors & Controls, Inc., 424 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945, Phone: 530-273-4608 Fax: 530-273-0769, Email:, Website:

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