GEFRAN linear potentiometers and accessories are now available from AutomationDirect. Linear potentiometers are used to detect position and linear direction movement. A sliding contact moves along a linear resistive element acting as a variable resistor. The proportional change in resistance indicates the position and provides a distance measurement signal. A signal conditioner can be used with the potentiometers to convert the signal to 0-10 V or 4-20 mA.
Eight series of linear potentiometers are available. Configuration styles include slide housing, heavy duty cylinder with rod eyes, rodless slide, spring loaded with ball tip, ½-in.-diameter cylinder with flange, rod-eye or bracket mounting, and ¾-in. cylinder with rod-eye mounting. Stroke lengths vary from 10 to 1,000 mm depending on the series.
Starting at $146, Gefran linear potentiometers from AutomationDirect are CE approved and have a 3-year warranty.
For more information, visit automationdirect.com/linear-potentiometers