Power Potentiometer offers 25 mm diameter.

Press Release Summary:

Model PE60 provides resistance ranges from 1W to 1MW, dielectric strength of 2,500 Vrms, max operating torque of 4.3 oz.-in., and end stop torque of 6 lb.-in. Cermet element features 6 W power rating at 50°C and standard ±20% tolerance. Operating temperature range is 55 to +125°C. With bushing threads and fully sealed package, device is designed for industrial, aeronautic, and heavy duty control applications.

Original Press Release:

New Vishay Sfernice PE60 is Industry's First Power Panel Potentiometer With a Cermet Element to Offer a Power Potentiometer ...

With a Cermet Element to Offer a Power Rating of 6W at 50°C

Device Offers Resistance Ranges from 1W to 1MW and Dielectric Strength of
2500 VRMS in Compact, Fully Sealed Package

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA February 1, 2008 Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the industry's first power panel potentiometer with a cermet element to feature a 6-W power rating at 50°C.

With US and EU bushing threads and a fully sealed package, the PE60 is intended for industrial and aeronautic control panel and heavy-duty control applications in end products including cockpits, trucks and tractors, HVAC systems, welding machines, tooling machines, field and mine equipment, and water-resistant equipment.

Offering a compact 25-mm diameter, the new Vishay Sfernice device is smaller when compared to other panel potentiometers. Its cermet element provides better stability than carbon elements, while its strong dielectric (2500 VRMS), and non-inductive design offer greater robustness. Custom shafts are available in accordance to drawings supplied by customers.

With resistance ranges from 1W to 1MW, the potentiometer offers a low 3% typical contact resistance variation and 1% typical end resistance. The device features a standard ±20% tolerance, with tolerances of 5% and 10% available on request. The PE60 provides a maximum operating torque of 4.3 oz.-inch, and an end stop torque of 6 lb.-inch.

An operating temperature range of 55°C to +125°C ensures reliable operation even in extreme environments. The devices electrical performance is in accordance with CECC 41 000.

Samples and production quantities of the PE60 are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders. Pricing is $22.0 per unit in small quantities, and $15.0 per unit in large quantities.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

Reader Contact:
Fred Lovera
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Tel: + (33) 4 93 37 2950
Fax: + (33) 4 93 37 2730
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