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Linear displacement sensors - Cable-actuated sensors

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Cable-actuated sensors, also known as cable-extension transducer, stringpots or draw-wire sensors, can detect and measure linear position and velocity using a flexible cable and spring-loaded spool.

The cable-actuated sensors are available with measurement ranges from 0-2" up to 0-1700" (0-50mm up to 0-43m). Potentiometric, analog (0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA) and digital outputs (incremental, RS232, CAN, DeviceNet) are available on many models.

Open frame and linear-to-rotational modules are also available for OEM and system integrators.

  • Position sensors PT8000 series

    • Heavy duty cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-2 to 0-60 inches (0-50 to 0-1500mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA, incremental, RS232, CAN or DeviceNET
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum or stainless steel enclosure

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  • Linear-to-rotational encoder model PT8600

    • Linear-to-rotational industral-grade string encoder
    • Measurement range: 0-25 or 0-50 inches (0-625 or 0-1250mm)
    • Compatibility: Any rotary encoder
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum enclosure

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  • Position sensors PT9000 series

    • Heavy duty cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-75 to 0-550 inches (0-1.9m to 0-14m)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA, incremental, RS232, CAN or DeviceNET
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum or stainless steel enclosure

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  • Position sensors PT9000Ex series

    • Heavy duty extra long cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-600 to 0-1700 inches (0-15m to 0-43m)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA, incremental, RS232, CAN or DeviceNET
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum or stainless steel enclosure

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  • Linear-to-rotational encoder model PT9600

    • Linear-to-rotational industral-grade string encoder
    • Measurement range: 0-75 to 0-550 inches (0-1.9m to 0-14m)
    • Compatibility: Any rotary encoder
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum enclosure

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  • Linear-to-rotational encoder model PT9600Ex

    • Linear-to-rotational industral-grade extra long string encoder
    • Measurement range: 0-600 to 0-1700 inches (0-15m to 0-43m)
    • Compatibility: Any rotary encoder
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum enclosure

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  • Position sensors RBS9000 series

    • Heavy duty cable-actuated position sensor for demanding applications
    • Measurement range: 0-75 to 0-1700 inches (0-1.9m to 0-43m)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA, incremental, RS232, CAN or DeviceNET
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum or stainless steel enclosure

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  • Position sensors VLS8000 series

    • Cable-actuated position sensor with velocity limiting system
    • Measurement range: 0-10 to 0-60 inches (0-250 to 0-1500mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA, incremental, RS232, CAN or DeviceNET
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum or stainless steel enclosure

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  • Position sensors VLS9000 series

    • Cable-actuated position sensor with velocity limiting system
    • Measurement range: 0-75 to 0-1700 inches (0-1.9m to 0-43m)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-75V, 4-20mA, incremental, RS232, CAN or DeviceNET
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum or stainless steel enclosure

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  • Position sensors PT1 series

    • Light industrial cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-2 to 0-50 inches (0-50 to 0-1250mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA, incremental, RS232 or DeviceNET
    • Operation temperature: -17ºC to +90ºC
    • Aluminum and polycarbonate enclosure

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  • Position sensors PT5 series

    • Industrial cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-10 to 0-250 inches (0-250 to 0-6350mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA, incremental, RS232, CAN or DeviceNET
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Anodized aluminum enclosure

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  • Linear-to-rotational encoder model PT5600

    • Linear-to-rotational industral-grade string encoder
    • Measurement range: 0-50 to 0-250 inches (0-1.25m to 0-6.35m)
    • Compatibility: Any rotary encoder
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Anodized aluminum enclosure

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  • Position sensors SG series

    • Cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-80 and 0-120 inches (0-2 and 0-3m)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-10V, 4-20mA or CAN
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +70ºC
    • Glass-filled polycarbonate enclosure

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  • Position sensors SK series

    • Industrial cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-250 and 0-400 inches (0-6.4 and 0-10.2m)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-10V, 4-20mA, incremental, or CAN
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +85ºC
    • Polycarbonate enclosure

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  • Position sensors SM series

    • Cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-2.5 to 0-25 inches (0-63 to 0-635mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -18ºC to +70ºC
    • Glass-filled polycarbonate enclosure

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  • Position sensors SP series

    • Cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-4.75 to 0-50 inches (0-120 to 0-1270mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-10V, 4-20mA or incremental encoder
    • Operation temperature: -18ºC to +71ºC
    • Polycarbonate enclosure

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  • Position sensors SR series

    • Cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-62 to 0-175 inches (0-1575 to 0-4445mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric, 0-5V, 0-10V, 4-20mA or incremental encoder
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +85ºC
    • Polycarbonate enclosure

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  • Position sensor A125 series

    • Open frame OEM cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-1000 and 0-1250mm
    • Signal output: incremental quadrature encoder (A, B and index signals)
    • Operation temperature: -10ºC to +70ºC
    • Open frame zinc-plated steel structure

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  • Position sensor A250 series

    • Open frame OEM cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-2000 and 0-2500mm
    • Signal output: incremental quadrature encoder (A, B and index signals)
    • Operation temperature: -10ºC to +70ºC
    • Open frame zinc-plated steel structure

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  • Position sensor Z115 series

    • Open frame OEM cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-100 to 0-1000mm
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -25ºC to +105ºC
    • Open frame zinc-plated steel structure

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  • Position sensor Z250 series

    • Open frame OEM cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-220 to 0-2400mm
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -25ºC to +105ºC
    • Open frame zinc-plated steel structure

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  • Position sensor PTX101 series

    • Cable-actuated position sensor for OEM aplications
    • Measurement range: 0-2 to 0-100 inches (0-50 to 0-2500 mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Anodized aluminum enclosure

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  • Position sensor PTX150 series

    • Cable-actuated position sensor for OEM aplications
    • Measurement range: 0-25 to 0-150 inches (0-625 to 0-3750 mm)
    • Signal output: incremental quadrature encoder (A, B and index signals)
    • Operation temperature: -17ºC to +71ºC
    • Anodized aluminum enclosure

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  • Position sensors DPT250 series

    • High precision cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-25 and 0-50 inches (0-625 and 0-1250mm)
    • Signal output: incremental quadrature encoder
    • Operation temperature: -20ºC to +70ºC
    • Anodized aluminum and powder painted enclosure

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  • Position and velocity sensors DV301 series

    • High precision cable-actuated position and velocity sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-2" to 0-100" (0-50 to 0-2540mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometer (for position) and DC tachometer (for velocity)
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Anodized aluminum and powder painted enclosure

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  • Position sensors PT101 series

    • High precision cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-2" to 0-100" (0-50 to 0-2540mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Anodized aluminum and powder painted enclosure

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  • Position sensors PT420 series

    • High precision cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-2" to 0-100" (0-50 to 0-2540mm)
    • Signal output: 4-20mA (2 wires) and 0-20mA (3 wires)
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Anodized aluminum and powder painted enclosure

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  • Position sensors PT510 series

    • High precision cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-2" to 0-100" (0-50 to 0-2540mm)
    • Signal output: 0-5V, 0-10V
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +90ºC
    • Anodized aluminum and powder painted enclosure

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  • Position sensors M150 series

    • Ultra miniature cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-1.5" (0-38mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +85ºC
    • Anodized aluminum enclosure

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  • Position sensors MT2A series

    • Compact cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-3, 0-9, 0-15 and 0-30" (0-76, 0-228, 0-381 and 0-762mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -55ºC to +125ºC
    • Aluminum or and policarbonate enclosure

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  • Position sensors MT2E series

    • Compact cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-30" (0-762mm)
    • Signal output: incremental quadrature encoder
    • Operation temperature: 0ºC to +70ºC
    • Aluminum or and policarbonate enclosure

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  • Position sensors MT3A series

    • Compact IP67 cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-3, 0-9, 0-15 and 0-30" (0-76, 0-228, 0-381 and 0-762mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -40ºC to +120ºC
    • Aluminum enclosure

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  • Position sensors MTA series

    • Compact cable-actuated position sensor
    • Measurement range: 0-3, 0-9, 0-15 and 0-30" (0-76, 0-228, 0-381 and 0-762mm)
    • Signal output: potentiometric
    • Operation temperature: -55ºC to +100ºC
    • Anodized Aluminum enclosure

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