Linear Control Potentiometer Design Guide

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Selecting a Linear Motion Potentiometer
  • Determine the length of the stroke to be measured, power rating and
    resistance value.
  • Determine any size limitations.
  • Select a conductive plastic element for long life and infinite resolution.
  • Select a wirewound element for stability and better linearity.
  • Determine how the shaft will be connected to your device.
  • Use the icons below to find a model ideally designed to fit your application.
  • Call us at (760) 929-0749 for assistance.

Precision Potentiometer Application Guide : Click on one of the product links below to locate a model best suited to your application

Test and Lab Equipment Precision measuring devices, plotters, power supplies
Linear Motion Potentiometers LCP8, LCP12, LCP15, LCP18UC, LCP20, LCP30, LCPL, LWR10, LHK15-30
Multi-Turn Potentiometers MW10, MW12, MH12, MW20, MH20, MW22, MH22
Single Turn Potentiometers SP12, SP22E, SW22E, SP22D, SW22D, SP22B, SW22B, SK22B, SP30B, SP40B, SW45B, SPSC50S
Heavy Equipment Construction vehicles, cranes, hoists
Linear Motion Potentiometers LCP18UC, LCP20, LCP30, LO20C, LWR20, LHK15-30
Multi-Turn Potentiometers MR46, SMR46, MO20, MOH20, MO46
Single Turn Potentiometers SP22D, SW22D, SOP30B, SLNB22
Industrial Processing equipment, conveyor controls, extruders, speed controls, foot pedals
Recommended Options where applicable : Moisture Lubing, Side Load Lubing, Slip Clutch
Linear Motion Potentiometers LCP12Y, LCP15, LCP8, LCP20, LWR10, LWR20, LO10, LO20C, LHK15-30
Multi-Turn Potentiometers MW12, MH12, MW22, MH22, MR46, SMR46, MO20, MOH20, MO46
Single Turn Potentiometers SP12, SP22E, SW22E, SP22D, SW22D, SK22B, SP30B, SLNB22, SPSC50S
Marine Environment Rudder controls, deep sea manipulators, salt water platforms.
Recommended Options where applicable : Oil-filled, O-Ring shaft seal, Sealed Body
Linear Motion Potentiometers LO10, LO20C, LHK15-30
Multi-Turn Potentiometers MO20, MOH20, MO46
Single Turn Potentiometers SO30B
Medical Equipment (non-life support) X-ray machines, MRI scanners, position controls, wheelchair
Linear Motion Potentiometers LCP8, LCP12, LCP15, LCP18UC, LCP20, LCPL, LWR10, LHK15-30
Multi-Turn Potentiometers MW12, MH12, MW20, MH20, MW22, MH22
Single Turn Potentiometers SP12, SP22E, SW22E, SK22B, SW45B, SP30B, SPSC50S
Robotics Analog inputs, remote operated vehicles, creature animation
Linear Motion Potentiometers LCP8, LCP12Y, LCP18UC, LCP20, LCP30, LCPL, LHK15-30
Multi-Turn Potentiometers MW20, MH20, MR46, SMR46
Single Turn Potentiometers SP12, SP22E, SW22E, SP22D, SW22D,SP22B, SW22B, SP30B, SP40B, SW45B
Farm Equipment Tractors, conveyor controls, food processing
Linear Motion Potentiometers LO10, LO20C, LHK15-30
Multi-Turn Potentiometers MO20, MOH20, MO46
Single Turn Potentiometers SOP30B, SO30B