Rotary Potentiometer features 6 in. lead wires.

Press Release Summary:

With min rotational life of 50 million cycles, 0.500 in. dia servo mount rotary potentiometer is designed for limited-space locations that require angular precision position feedback. It has 6 in. AWG lead wires to facilitate installation and offers 0.1% max output smoothness. Available with terminals located out back and various connector configurations, potentiometer provides electrical angle of 340° ±1° and independent linearity of ±0.5%.

Original Press Release:

Smaller Size Rotary Potentiometer Features 6" Lead Wires for Termination

Grass Valley, CA -September 1, 2006 - Spectrum Sensors & Controls introduces a 0.500" diameter servo mount rotary potentiometer that provides excellent output smoothness and longer life in a smaller package. This new rotary potentiometer has a minimum proven rotational life of 50 million cycles and is designed for small space locations which require angular precision position feedback like medical, military, and industrial robotics sensors applications.

Spectrum's new potentiometer has 6" AWG lead wires to better facilitate installation and features 0.1% max. output smoothness. It also is available with terminals located out the back and various connector configurations. The unit provides an electrical angle of 340° +/- 1°, independent linearity of +/- 0.5%, and also is available with various electrical angles and absolute linearity. The servo mount sensor has an anodized aluminum housing and uses a passivated stainless steel shaft.

Spectrum's 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 0.500" rotary potentiometer with 6" lead wires is priced at $85 and up, depending on quantities and configurations.

About Spectrum Control
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001 and QS 9000 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of EMI/RFI filters and power components, power management systems, microwave components, and position and temperature sensors and controls.

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.

The Power Management Systems Group 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 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:

Tim Glass, Altman-Hall Associates, 235 West Seventh Street, Erie, PA 16501.
Phone: 814-454-0158. Fax: 814-454-3266. Website:

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