Linear Potentiometer

A displacement transducer is a sensor that is used to measure a linear position. It consists of a resistance element and a wiper that moves along the resistance element to change the resistance and thus the output signal. Displacement transducers are widely used in various industrial applications such as robotics, automation and mechanical engineering. They are also used in the automotive industry for suspension, throttle and braking systems.

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Displacement transducer Functional principle

Displacement transducers are used in various electronic and mechanical applications to detect linear movements and positions. Simply put, it is a type of variable resistor that changes its resistance value as its slider moves along its resistance element. The slider can be connected to a mechanism or device that moves linearly, such as a sliding door, a lever arm or a linear actuator.

One of the advantages of displacement transducers is that they provide a linear output signal that is proportional to the position of the slider. This makes them suitable for applications that require precise positioning and control, such as robotics, instrumentation and automation. They are also easy to install and use and can be integrated into existing systems with minimal modification.
However, one of the biggest limitations of displacement transducers is their mechanical wear, which can affect their accuracy and service life. It is therefore important to choose high-quality potentiometers and maintain them properly.

Displacement transducer parameters

To summarise, displacement transducers are versatile components that can improve the functionality and performance of various systems and devices. By understanding their operating principles and limitations, engineers and designers can select the most suitable potentiometers for their applications and ensure their optimal performance.
When looking for displacement transducers, it is important to consider accuracy, linearity and durability. Factors such as the material used, the length and the mounting options should also be taken into account.

At our company, we offer high-quality displacement transducers that are tailored to the needs of various industries. Our displacement transducers are reliable and durable, and we offer a variety of options to choose from. You will find the perfect solution for your linear position measurement requirements in our range.